Sunday, October 12, 2014

10.12.2014 Dyeing workshop


I took a fun workshop at Fingerlakes Fiber Fest, playing with dyes with Sara Lamb.  I took along some Zephyr and some bombyx silk top and finally got decent pics of the silk which did not want to be in focus.


Zephyr:



and Silk top:



Saturday, August 02, 2014

8.2.2014 And when you finish plying...


You get to take it off the spindle and onto the niddynoddy for skeining.  And then you get to take it off the niddynoddy and dunk it in water for magic!



The tied are #10 crochet cotton.  You know, for scale.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7.31.2014 New Toys are always fun.


I won an Etsy gift card in a drawing; Etsy has Andean plying tools available.  Thanks to the wonders of the modern Internet and 2 day USPS shipping, I now have an Andean plying tool draped about with the last bit of the Murex ultrafine merino from Freyalyn.  I should have taken a picture with the neatly wound fiber but I couldn't wait to start actually plying it so I didn't get the camera until half the single was already plyed.

Monday, June 02, 2014

6.2.2014 Recording the stash


I spent this weekend recording the handspun stash.  I'm not done by a long shot, but my arm said it was tired of running the ball winder so I quit and went back to spinning again.