Everyone seemed to enjoy the class as much as I did. I was so inspired that I ran out and bought half a pound of cotton so I can practice the long draw technique she taught us. She said if you can spin a pound of cotton, you'll have mastered the long draw. I'm starting with half a pound, but even that shows a lot of faith in her. I HATE to spin cotton.
I got several naturally colored cottons from Mielke's and I'm trying to spin long draw. It's like I'm starting all over again. The yarn is so irregular and often breaks because of too little twist (even though I'm pedalling as fast as I can). But Judith says (I can see this will be my mantra for the next few weeks), you know you're doing it right if it breaks and is difficult to restart. Do I need more stress in my life? Apparently, yes.