Spinning

Spring Has Sprung Sock Yarn (2020)

Fibre: Green Goat Ranch Blended Rolags (Yellow & Kiwi)Yarn: 2-ply; 330yds sock yarnMethod: Wheel spun with long drawCompleted: June 16, 2020. I bought these rolags as part of the Virtual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in early May 2020. They

The Big Red Spin (2020)

Fibre: Loop KimonoYarn: 3-ply: ~1,140 yds; Sport weightMethod: Wheel spun with long drawCompleted: May 17, 2020. In 2015, I bought a pound of mixed and dyed fibre from Loop — I’m not sure if “Kimono” was the colourway, or the

Merrie Dancers Toorie — Handspun Hand-dyed (2019)

Yarn:  Wheel-spun Shetland, mostly from a May 2018 workshop on natural dyeingPattern: Merrie Dancers Toorie, by Elizabeth JohnstonCompleted: November 22, 2019. This hat was actually a “homework assignment” from a workshop I did at Marshfield School of Weaving in May,

Spindle-spun Angora Handpaint (2019)

Fibre: The Rosefield Handpainted Angora RovingYarn:  Approx 300yds two-ply, slightly less than sock weight.Method: Spindle-spun and plied (with my e-spinner)Completed:  September 8, 2019. I started this project over a year ago.  It was a background project — an easily portable

Tip to Tail Unicorn Wheelspun (2019)

Fibre: Fiber Stash Dyeworks Polwarth RovingYarn: 2-ply: ~216 yds; DK weightMethod: Wheel spun with long drawCompleted: January 28, 2019. I spun the whole bump of roving into one single, and then plied it by matching the two ends (beginning &

Blueberry spindle spun (2018)

Fibre: Wild Hare Fibers Blended top (4oz) in blended blues, blacks and sparkly (29% Bamboo rayon, 29% Faux cashmere (nylon), 14% Tussah Silk, 14% Viscose, 11% acrylic, 3$ Angelina) Yarn:  Approx 224yds two-ply, slightly less than sock weight. Method: Spindle-spun

Flaming Sunset Wheelspun (2018)

Fibre: Into the Whirled ‘Mephit’ on 50% Merino/50% Bombyx Silk Yarn: 2-ply: ~242 yds; Chain-plied: ~34.4 yds, a bit heavier than sock weight Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: February 28, 2018. I split the top in two at

Yipes!Stripes! Wheelspun (2018)

Fibre: Into the Whirled “Yipes!  Stripes!” colourway on 75% BFL, 25% Silk (4oz) Yarn: ~296yds 2-ply sock weight, and ~50yds chain-plied remnants Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: February 18, 2018. I was aiming for 2-ply sock yarn. Divided

Luxe the First (2017)

Fibre: Loop Lux Bullseye Bump (25% Cashmere, 25% Silk, 50% Merino) Yarn: ~261yds chain-plied, slightly heavier than sock weight Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: September 21, 2017. The bullseye bump was a centre-pull, lovely ribbon of spinning fibre! 

SplishSplash Spun! (2017)

Fibre: Loop “Splish Splash” colourway on Merino, Bamboo, Tussah Silk fibre (packaged as 4.7oz). Yarn: ~140yds sock weight (1.9oz); ~139yds DK weight (2.4oz); both were chain-plied Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: February 20, 2017. Chain-plying was the obvious