My goal is to use locally sourced wool, mohair, llama & alpaca in my spinning workshops and fibre creations. See the results I obtain with the help of fibre producers in my region and my own stubborn temperament.
It all happens here in Glen Valley, BC
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Weft yarn for my first scarf
Here is the yarn I am going to use as the weft for my scarf. The colourway is London Town, it's from the Sweet Georgia Yarns fibre club. The fibre blend is called Panda - Merino 60%; Bamboo 30% and Nylon 10%. Lovely, soft, silky and with an excellent drape. And at 420 yards, there is plenty for a scarf.
I spun this up during the Spinzilla contest. It was the last full braid I completed.
Singles ready for plying.
Newly plied yarn in a skein, ready for a bath.
Now I just have to finish dressing the loom, and then can get started on the weaving. I haven't made any additional progress on dressing it since my blog post about it. And tomorrow the knitting Olympics start, so not sure what kind of effort I'll have for weaving.