Looking back through my folder of things to blog about I noticed that I hadn’t blogged about my spinning for a while…and boy is there some yummy goodness that I have spun up.
The first is some bottle green blue faced leicester fibre. I found this fibre quite sticky to spin up but I didn’t have much of it so continued with it anyway.
I spun it up into 1ply..
Of course, I then had to spin the 2 plies together to get the resulting 2ply yarn which was then skeined.
The fibre came out lovely and soft and looked really nice, although it was of course very thick/thin as per my usual style of spinning.
Next came the welsh ewe fibre which I had hand-dyed. There was quite a bit of this fibre and it spun up lovely.
The resulting 2ply yarn was lovely and soft and was a gorgeous shade of baby blue.
Next, was some merino in a lime green and lemon. This was a real luxurious fibre to spin and spun up like a dream.
Plying it was so easy and I fell in love with this fibre.
This yummy coloured fibre is also merino and was a true joy to spin. I loved the colours and the way they spun up was gorgeous.
Once I had 2 plied them the colours stood out a great deal and was the most gorgeous colourway I have ever spun up.
The final fibre of 2010 I spun was Bamboo.
I did not get along with the bamboo. It was slippy yet surprisingly also difficult to pre-draft. It went from one extreme to the other within seconds.
I was sooo relieved once I had finished plying and spinning this fibre. I don’t know whether it was my inexperience or whether it was just a really difficult fibre to spin but it was definitely a nightmare.
In 2011 I am hoping to spin more alpaca and to have a go at silk. If you have any words of wisdom on spinning any of the fibres I have mentioned then please please leave a comment as I need all the help I can get :DD