Thursday, July 19, 2012

TdF Day 20

I finished my Hunter Vally, 345 yards of fingering single-ply.

TdF Day 20

TdF Day 20

With regard to the "worsted" spinning I mentioned in the previous post, for folks who aren't spinners or who are unfamiliar with Wensleydale, below is a closeup. The Wensleydale fibers are rather thick, and you can see in the photo that they are more or less parallel, which is the "worsted" part. A woolen spin, which I blogged about here, means to have the fibers all different directions going into the yarn. A good way to "jumble" the fibers is to roll the roving into rolags and spin from the tip. Because Wensleydale has long, thick fibers, it tends to make knots when spun woolen.

TdF Day 20

Happy Spinning,
Lisa Kay

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