I’m Renee, and I am an engineer by day and a spinner by night. I’d like to think my engineer brain has a lot to do with how my handspun turns out, but I actually spin by the seat of my pants as often as I plan out every step of the process. It’s kind of a toss-up.
I’m going to try to never declare that any way I’m spinning something is the “right” way – I’ve never had a formal spinning lesson and am largely self-taught via books and the internet. I think if something works, it can’t be wrong.
I currently enjoy spinning fine, smooth yarns. My favorite spin is a 3-ply sock yarn. I occasionally dabble in art yarns, but for now most of my spinning techniques that I’ll write about are centered around getting colors to do what I want.