I have a new plaything.
Can you guess what it is?
10 points to anyone who said 'book charkha - short fibres, for the spinning of'. Charkas are usually used to spin cotton but can also spin short-staple fine wools,silk, cashmere & quiviut - not that I'm likely to ever afford the latter.
It arrived today from loopfrogs, a fellow raveller & I had to have a wee play, despite there being dishes in the sink, laundry in the machine & who-knows-what all over the carpet.
I suck :0D
My long-draw skillz are non-existent anyway & between that & the fact that I've never spun anything other than wool . . .
Anyway here are pics -
& a close-up of my lol-worthy spinning (see what I mean about the carpet?) -
Still, like the song said things can only get better (or the charkha might get lobbed in the Forth but hopefully it won't come to that).