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Spinner, knitter, collector of treadle sewing machines. Soon to be retired and playing that dulcimer in Tennessee!

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Posted: Sunday September 2 2018, 11:20 AM
By: @tssfulk

Dulcimer just followed me home

Posted: Monday August 6 2018, 2:14 PM
By: @Strumelia


Posted: Friday May 25 2018, 8:15 AM
By: @Bill Robison

Pick paranoia!

Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 8:57 PM
By: @notsothoreau


04/17/18 12:30:27PM @notsothoreau:

This seems to be the best picture I can find of my wheel on short notice. I have a Louet and  Pipy as well, but mostly spin on turkish spindles. I did too much Christmas knitting and still haven't recovered. We are trying to get the house ready to sell, so everything is a mess these days. I love working with raw fleece, still probably have a lifetime's worth to process. I am hoping to have more time for fun projects when I retire. I really love natural colored wool. I am also planning to learn how to quilt, which fueled the purchase of too many treadle sewing machines. This area seems to have a lot of nice ones available at cheap prices. They will be moving with me. We are planning a move from WA state to Tennessee, which I expect will be very stressful but fun once we finally get settled.

I am really enjoying my dulcimer. I have a nice one on layaway and hope to get that one home soon. I don't expect that a better quality dulcimer will make me a better player, but I do know that it's fun to play around with things made out of pretty wood :) I think I will want to spend more time with it. But the one I have now was enough to get me going. 

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Laurel K Scott
04/16/18 10:47:42PM @laurel-k-scott:

Hello, Notsothoreau -- and welcome! Yes, nice to meet another spinner!

I have been neglecting my poor Great Wheel lately as I have been trying to put a dent in my fiber stash with my Country Craftsman (Saxony). I've also been busy this spring helping a local farmer sell her Finnsheep fleeces.

I would love to hear more about your spinning -- I think mountain dulcimers and spinning wheels are both wonderful companions, very grounding. :)



Ken Longfield
03/25/18 12:01:52PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Notsothoreau. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Richard Streib
03/23/18 09:42:13PM @richard-streib:

Best wishes on that dulcimer this weekend. I hope it all works out.  Hint> you will likely need to change the strings. If the bridge is moveable, mark its position or better yet change one string at a time.

Richard Streib
03/23/18 07:43:30PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Notsothoreau, to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you are getting  back into playing dulcimers. Jump right in. Ask questions. Post comments. Consider joining groups.

Best wishes on your renewed dulcimer journey.

Ben Barr Jr
03/23/18 08:18:17AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Notso, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Rob N Lackey
03/22/18 09:41:04PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Notsothoreau, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Jim Fawcett
03/22/18 09:33:17PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Notsothoreau, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.