Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spinning Practice

I've been trying to spin more to get more practice at it, and I found this lovely alpaca fiber in my stash that I had forgotten about.  I wish I had a "before" picture.

I separated the colors...the blue and the tan, each mixed with some white.  I would like to try to ply them (spin them together, to make a 2-ply yarn) and see what I end up with! I'm hoping for a really pretty stripey yarn.  It was a lot of fun to spin, and seemed to be very easy compared to the last wool I spun.

This is the wool yarn I spun before I spun the alpaca.  It was harder to draft evenly, and you can see the unevenness in the singles (each strand before it is plied is a single).  I still like has character. :-)

1 comment:

Becky said...

WOW!!! Look at you! That's fantastic! I love how you divided the fiber by color and can't wait to see it plied. Great job!

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