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Settling in for a Long Haul – a Pound of Merino Silk Blend

I’m switching gears in my spinning for a while. I like making the wool/sari silk rolags, but I feel like doing something else for a while. One of the fiber purchases I made last year at SAFF was a pound … Continue reading

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Adventures with Sari Silk

Yesterday I made a 3-ply sample skein of my sari silk, and swatched it. I really thought it was about a worsted weight, but I was wrong. It got about 7-8 WPI, which is Aran verging on chunky, and it … Continue reading

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Art Batts All Done, and on to Sari Silk

I set myself a goal to get through all my “special” fibers before this year’s SAFF in October. So I’ll know what I want more of, and what I don’t. So since my last spinning post, I’ve finished my last … Continue reading

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Still Spinning Dark and Sparkly

I’m nearly done with the sparkly black merino/bamboo/firestar blend. I’m halfway through the last bobbin. The first skein came out really lovely as a two-ply. I’m spinning to a fat-ish diameter, so even though I haven’t actually checked, I think … Continue reading

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Spinning Tech – Keeping a Steady Diameter

I learned many wonderful things in my class a few weeks ago at John C Campbell, but one of the most immediately useful was how to spin with a more-or-less consistent diameter. It’s very, very easy to spin thinner and … Continue reading

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Dream Fiber

I decided to look through my fiber stash for my next spinning project and see what caught my eye, now that I’ve finished the art batts. One of the fibers, a blend of merino, bamboo, and firestar, just called right … Continue reading

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It’s Enough to Drive You Batt-y

There are some things that have irritated me about the current batts I’m spinning, yes, those lovely art batts. For one, the yellow fibers don’t play nice with the other fibers. They don’t draft well together, and the yellow tends … Continue reading

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Spinning the Batt

My day went differently than planned, but I still got home late & tired. So the batt seemed like the easiest choice. It’s so pretty, and I’d like to get it done. Here’s what the fiber looks like: And here’s … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Today I finished spinning the first art batt and plied the last skein of the silk hankies. So I need to decide what to tackle next. My hand cards have arrived, so I could start practicing with those, and make … Continue reading

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More of the Art Batt

I spun more of the art batt tonight. It’s interesting because the fibers aren’t all the same length and it doesn’t pull apart evenly when I take a chunk out. But that is NOT a problem, just interesting. I am … Continue reading

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