|Knitted "Cladonia" Shawl and crocheted heartwarmer from Nås, Sweden|
|Handspun merino/alpacca/silk blend|
|Greensleeves drop spindles; a "Lady Barbara" (27 g) and a "Maureen's Mjolinor" (14 g).|
Now I'm spinning my own weaving yarn! I got different kinds of spindles, ordered a new one almost every week this summer... It was raining a lot. I learnt the basics from YouTube videos and Abby Franquemont's book "Respect The Spindle".
I spun thin singles and plied them together with a lot of twist,
resulting in strong, thin and "not-so-hairy" yarn.
The natural white yarn is spun from corriedale wool (Spinnvilt webshop), the coloured yarn from dyed merino tops (Hifa Ull webshop).
|Plying the singles together on a Jenkins Standard Turkish spindle (Osage Orange, 50 g)|
|A Russian style Tornado and a little Twister from Houndesign; both support spindles. Great for TV spinning!|
|Setting the twist.|
|Weaving with my first handspun yarn, a pretty Finnish pattern.|