Why is Spinning so Expensive?

Beyond the first spindle and fiber, new spinners are often alarmed by the price of spinning supplies and tools.  Let’s be honest, spinning is not a cheap hobby.

The key is to remember how much time you’re getting out of your investment.  You’re not just getting a finished item.  You’re getting hours of play time.

It might take you 6-10 hours to spin up a 4oz braid of wool.  You then have another 8-12 hours invested in knitting a project.  If you start with a raw fleece, you can add hours of processing and dyeing time.  That $24 braid provides you entertainment for less than $2 per hour.  That’s a pretty solid investment when compared to a night at the movies.

 

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