i'm a hand spinner--mostly high whorl, and although i'm really new to it, i'm enjoying it a lot. i just finished spinning some soy silk mixed with wool for an art project and love it and also have a scarf almost done -- knitting as i spin.
i would LOVE to learn to use a wheel. i'm not sure if there is a guild or even classes available down here, but it's on my shortlist of things to do. just curious--what is considered a good, but not outrageously expensive wheel? i've been lusting after the photos in a catalog i have, but i haven't even started doing research about wheels as i'm afriad i'll just have to have one as soon as i do.