I'm a hopeless clutz. I am having such troubles not only harvesting the fiber from our angora rabbit, but also spinning. So I found a book at Amazon.com that I ordered. Just happens to be written by Maggie Casey who owns Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in Boulder, Colorado! I talked with her this afternoon, asking her what a hopeless clutz should first do to learn to spin.
Basically, she said start with wool, because the fibers are more forgiving and angora is a little more slippery.
Second, one should try all different kinds of spinning, from the drop spindle to different spinning wheels.
When I can afford it, I think I'll take one of her classes.
Yet another delay - I honestly started back on my writing, while preparing to get the house ready to sell and monitoring my son's epilepsy ... then it happened. Another lump ...