Wow, I agree with everything that has already been said! For me, I just love to spin. I raise Border Leicesters, Angora rabbits and I have Alpacas, so I have plenty of fiber to work with. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment when you raise the sheep, wash the fleece, card it, spin it and make a garment with it. How awesome is it to be able to keep these traditions alive!! I always say that I am Keeping My Ancestors Alive, One Tradition At A Time!
My wife spins the wool I just enjopy the process of making carding and preping the wool for her
Also there is somethiung about being able to wear a 1 of a kind item
lastly we are also historical re-enactors. She is a weaver and I am a brewmaster so when we are on sites like the local renaissance faire we will literally show people the whole process from the sheep to the shawl
Do you need hand painted wool or hand dyed fiber feel free to stop by my store and see if there is anything you like
What wonderful reasons for spinning our own yarn! I recently learned to spin, acquired a wheel, and am on my way. We raise suri alpacas, and have been selling the fleece to other spinners, and I wanted so badly to learn. Last summer I retired and made up my mind to just do it! Although my yarn is very far from perfect, I love the process. Thanks for all your beautiful reasons.
Since I also bake from scratch, I was particularly drawn to the analogy of baking a cake using the freshest ingredients.
Because silk fiber rovings can be as little as $10 per 1oz and silk yarn is often $50+ for the same amount. That's not just economical that's some kind of mad-frugal.