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
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Winter Thaw - Sweet Georgia Yarn fibre club March 2014
The March 2014 Sweet Georgia Yarn fibre club is a delicious 4 oz/100 g braid of Superwash BFL in greens, blues and browns. I spun it up on my Houndesign spindle, and plied on the spindle as well.
I divided the colour way into lengths that went from blue to brown to green. The plan was to further split them into pencil rovings and spin one spindle starting with the blue, and then fill a second spindle starting with the green. My thought was that when it was plied I would get a two-ply yarn that would have blue/green sections and full brown sections.
Didn't quite work out as my pencil rovings were of dramatically varying thicknesses. But the finished yarn is lovely and I can't wait to find a project for it.
Here's what it looked like in progress.
Taking a well deserved break. . . . .
Two spindles full of just plied yarn waiting to be wound off on the niddy-noddy into skeins.
And here's the freshly plied yarn - total of 310 metres, or 286 yards of fingering/sport weight. Can't wait to see what's in store for this lovely yarn.