Blended Merino Top adventure number three is finished! I core spun the top and mohair locks around a bamboo lace-weight then spiral plied with an alpaca/tencel thread making mohair halos and occasional coils. It was SUPER FUN to make but I 1000000% need a wheel with an open orifice!! Suggestions?
This #DailyTextile is a snap shot of a scarf woven in blocks of different patterns. You can see three of them here, showing off the variety that can be found in a single warp with just two colours.
First update in quite a while! (Oops) It has been lovely weather here in Brighton for the last week 🌞 and because my flat is a basement flat and not much of the sunshine peeks it's head in here I have neglected any craft time and been to busy down at the beach! But here we are, spun one of my mystery batts last week and finally got around to a photo! I have a kilo of random laps and am slowly trying to de clutter my fiber stash decided I'm not going to stress about colour too much and just spin.. but this is a nice surprise! 🎉 Spun thin n thick and plied with this huge cone of mohair thread I found for 50p at a car boot sale the other week.. bargain!! ✨Not sure what these fibers are (apart from added angelina and sari silk) but it sure is squishy 🐳🐳🐳
This weekend's spinning. I played around with different yarns for weaving with one bump of Midsummer Lunch by #elfenwolle , it is shetland/silk/linen. The top one is spiral plied with 3 different colors of thinner handspun. From L to R, chainply, chainply with the 3 colors of thinner yarn, autowrap, and my favorite, knotted singles that I would spin, pull it back out and tie a loop in it. All in all a very fun experience!
My next door neighbor gifted me this beautiful handmade yarn drying rack, it is used to set the twist after spinning. After taking it off the spinning wheel, I soaked it in cold water with a little detergent, then it goes on this thing to dry, stretch, and even out the twist. 💜 #fiberart#handspun#artyarn#spinstagram
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