Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spinning Up a Storm

I've spent a good deal of time over the past few weeks spinning yarn with my delightful Hansen miniSpinner.  I purchased this little wheel just over a year ago, and I am thrilled to finally have enough time to use it regularly.

As I'm sure many handspinners do, I have quite a long queue of rovings to spin.  My recent efforts have focused on a few different colorways of Bluefaced Leicester/Silk and Polwarth/Silk blends.  I almost never ply the same colorway on itself, and I continue to be amazed by the depth of color that results from plying two colorways together.

I have some new colorways in the works, and I can hardly wait to see how they spin up together.  Also, I am going to be dyeing some merino/yak/silk combed top in the coming days.  This is one of my favorite blends because it takes the dye with much intensity.  And who wouldn't love playing with such luxurious fibers?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Spinning again. What lovely colors and such beautiful spinning. Of course, my favorites -- purples, plums, lilacs, blues, and greens.