Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I spin too!



I just discovered a lot of unspun wool roving from many years ago in a closet. Wow! Looks like I did some kool-aid dyeing and I also have a nice large can of soft, natural brown wool locks. There are also a few skeins of yarn that I evidently spun. A friend just told me this winter that I gave her a hat many years ago that I spun and knitted. I'd forgotten all about it but she didn't!

I've been experimenting with spinning these the last few days. I have always just spun by feel, but I know there are techniques for getting what you want out of spinning. Much of this fiber feels sticky and is difficult to draft. Maybe it gets that way when it's old, maybe it just needs washing. My daughter tried to spin a little and got frustrated quickly. I just ordered some new fiber so we can both have an easier time of it.

1 comment:

Tempted Handpainted Yarns said...

Can't wait to see what you spin up, I currently have some Angora bunny on the bobbins. Need to get it finished...lol as usual.