I had a yarn in mind..
I spun up a thin single from a soft, fluffy and sparkley batt on the antique wheel. That little bugger likes to spin fast and furious. I treadled slowly, but it still flew like the wind. It's a double drive that I have yet to learn how to control completely. But I did get a consistent thin yarn. I started to ply it on my Traddy-but it just refused to spin decently. So I figured the country spinner can handle anything-and it can. But, what I was going for and what actually happened are two different things. I just wanted to kind of core ply the single onto a brushed mohair core. There was so much twist in the single that it just kept twisting onto itself no matter what I tried. So I gave in and let it do its own thing. I'm not sure I could purposely repeat what happened-but boy do I love it. I'm not sure I even did it-the yarn took over and did its own thing-I was just along for the ride.
This is not the yarn I had in mind.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A while back I tried my hand at making some paper jewelry and was pleased with how it turned out. I finally got a whole necklace finished and I love it!