Sunday, September 19, 2010


Had some fun trying some core-spinning with wire as the core. I first carded some random wool with lots of angelina and firestar for glitz. I put lots of different colors. I then took the batt that I made and split it into four long strips. Then I predrafted each strip til fairly thin and just barely holding together. I used 24g wire on a spool and attatched one end to my leader on the spinning wheel. I let the spool just roll around on the floor while spinning Z (clockwise) and just feeding the fiber on , from the right, at a 90 degree angle. I let the wire just glide across the top of my left hand. The only problem is the spinning wheel doesn't pull it on to the bobbin. You have to spin a length and the wind it on by hand, but that is really the hardest part of the process. I just love how it turns out and plan to make much more. I'm sure it will make great necklaces and bracelets.

8 comments:

  1. I haven't tried core spun yarn yet, mostly because I'm not sure what to do with it... very interesting process. Thanksfor sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great idea to core spin wire! Seems like quite the challenge, but you did a beautiful job. It would make a WONDERFUL bracelet, that's for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I didn't realize that you spun instead of plied while core spinning...well, that explains a lot. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to more of your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just learned something new today! Thank you for sharing this!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's addictive too, isn't it! I love the color palette you used. And I have to say, when I saw your gorgeous banner I knew this would be a most excellent blog!

    ReplyDelete
  6. thanks to all-it has been a long time since I posted anything and I'm glad to get at it again

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's really fun, thanks for posting!!

    Jess

    ReplyDelete