Monday, January 11, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
My handmade clay spindle whorl broke : (
I made a new one out of that polymer clay that you bake in the oven. I've never used it before, but it seemed pretty straight forward. I mixed a plain kind with a sparkly kind. It's cooling now. Hope it works, I have about 100 more yards to spin to have enough for the shawl I have in mind for my daughter's bridal shawl.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
I've been concentrating on getting the yarn spun for my daughter's bridal shawl. It's two-ply, one of merino and one of silk. I'm spinning the merino on a drop spindle that I purchased to spin fine yarn with, and I'm spinning the mulberry silk on my Kromski Fantasia wheel. I've been plying the two together with my wheel.
My spindle and whorl are from www.pallia.net. The merino is from a fleece I purchased at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I flicked the locks of the washed fiber and am spinning the flicked locks with the spindle.
I'm hoping to have somewhere around 800 yards or so when I'm done.