Edit: Oh my! I just looked up the Lambtown Festival in Dixon, Ca. If anyone is going to this, let me know! I will be making an effort to be there Saturday and Sunday! The spinning classes are booked up sadly, but I am going to sign up for an Indie Dyeing class.
I am contemplating learning to spin and I need resources and stories of how all you lovely spinners got started. I live in central California and have heard that Dixon has a lamb festival of sorts that could be helpful. I have heard that Macedos Mini Acre out in Turlock sometimes teaches as well (and they have lovely yarn too!) Any tips you have for me would be greatly appreciated. A few questions/concerns i have are:
-where to learn
-where to buy a wheel
-what kind to buy and how to know which is best for me
-where to buy roving
-how much should i save up for classes, materials, tools, etc.
-is there a market for homespun yarn
-what do you make with your homespun yarn
Thank you, cant wait to hear your wisdom and about your experiences! Any information is welcome!