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.