Spinning Yarn in Antarctica The Dream of a Lifetime
There are thousands of people worldwide who derive a great deal
of joy from spinning yarn. The creative process is limited only by imagination. There is no restriction on age
or gender when it comes to who takes part in this ancient craft of spinning yarn.
There are many kinds of fibre to spin, both protein and cellulose. Protein, or animal fibre, is more readily available and takes the least amount of
preparation before spinning yarn. Sheep, Alpaca, Llama and even the hair from your pet dog or cat can be used
for spinning yarn.
Cellulose fibres, such as cotton, hemp, ramie, tencel and cornsilk can also give a
stisfying result from spinning yarn. All that is needed is a wheel and you can be spinning yarn in no time!
Mineral fibres such as steel wool and Carbon Fibre (extruded burnt tar) are great to use for experimenting, probably
not garments, though...
So, why would Marion want to be spinning yarn in Antrarctica? Well, it has always been a dream of
Marion's to experience the beauty and wonder of this dangerous and
cold part of the world. As someone who is continually spinning yarn and teaching others how to enjoy this relaxing craft, Marion did not want to leave her
wheel behind when she went on her Antarctic Adventure.
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