Tag Archives: silk

Ready to Ply – Then What?

I’m so happy tonight – I was able to arrange extra spinning time, and I finished up the last of the hankie silk. So tomorrow night all I have to do is wind it off into a center-pull ball, and … Continue reading

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Hand Cards Are Ordered!

One of the fun things we did in last week’s class was use hand cards to blend fiber and make rolags, which we spun using the woolen method. I want to get good at all of those things, so I … Continue reading

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Those Lobster Hands Again

After spending most of the day in the kitchen (see today’s Real Food post), I finally got to sit down at my spinning wheel again. I’m spinning the last set of hankies, they are so lovely. BUT my hands are … Continue reading

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Back in the Silk

I survived the drive home, got all unpacked, and yes, got my wheel set up and spun some silk. I’m so inspired now to finish this up and figure out what I’m going to spin with it all – the … Continue reading

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Mohair! And Rolags!

Today was excellent. We learned how to use hand cards to blend fibers and make rolags, than spin them using the long draw method. This was all brand new for me and very exciting. After that we used kid mohair … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Getting Ready to Travel

I’ve set myself a goal. Not only am I taking my silk – both spun and still in hankie form – I’m going to ask for help in plying it. The colors are so gorgeous, I don’t want to ply … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Am I Doing This Right?

My mind is an amazing place sometimes, and not in a good way. Since I’ve decided to take my spinning wheel to use in my class next week, I’m also thinking about taking my remaining hankies to spin in my … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Pretty, Pretty Colors

The new packet of hankies is spinning up very different than I expected. There are light golds and blues along with the deeper tones, and they really complement each other. I like them a lot. I’ve decided I’m definitely taking … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – The Next Batch of Hankies

Yes, I’ve finished the first packet of silk hankies and moved on to the next. I’m doing the gold-and-blue ones now. I’ve included pictures of a whole hankie and today’s spinning of another whole hankie. Quite lovely. On a different … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – With Hankies, Thinner is Better

I finally figured out why I was having such a hard time drafting this silk, making the pre-drafting so attractive. Each hankie is composed of layers of silk fiber, and to work with it you peel off the layers and … Continue reading

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