Wednesday, April 17, 2013

spinning silk

I have been applying myself to my spindle and have incorporated silk into my repertoire.  I started with a mixture of wool and silk fibres although I really need some carders as it was quite sticky and kept clumping to my great irritation.
Ergo elk, the wool/silk yarn is a little sparse. I will card the rest of the fibre before I spin any more.

But this evening I pulled out the silk cap I bought at the Guild last week and oh wow it is just gorgeous to spin. On my new spindle (also bought from the Guild) I can spin a fine, pretty consistent thread with a few slubs.  In half an hour I had spun this
To my surprise I find spinning silk is much easier than the merino I started with 2 weeks ago. 

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