Handspinning

Handspinning

My Ryukyu spinning wheel was made by Mr. Oshiro, a 3rd generation floor loom and spinning wheel craftsman from Haebaru, Okinawa-Japan. ┬áIt is handcrafted from cedar and bamboo. Initially, i learned to use my wheel to spin basho banana fibers after the fibers have been retted, split, and hand-tied. Spinning basho fibers is quite different […]