Thursday, April 18, 2013

This week.

How I've been spending my free time:

Carding fiber: 50% merino, 30% bamboo, and 20% tussah silk.

This is around 250 grams all carded and ready to spin.

More commercially dyed wool. This is a black 85% wool, 15% mohair mixed with bits of white. Familiar with Lamb's Pride by Brown Sheep? This is their roving.

These are also Lamb's Pride. I spun this as thin as I could and then chain plied it. I have another bobbin's worth to ply. I think it'll end up being at least 13 ounces of yarn. Wow!

This is the 50% local alpaca, 40% wool, 10% tussah silk that I posted about before. I dyed it with onion skins (and alum mordant). I have to say that I'm less than thrilled with the color. I was expecting.. something else. So I'm left to decide two things: over dye? leave as a single or ply it? I'm having major decision making problems lately.


  1. you have been a very busy weaving beaver :)

  2. wow that is very impressive melissa, such lovely work. i think i would get overwhelmed with all the desicions to make also. i think that last alpaca wool and silk (nice!) would be beautiful overdyed, maybe an indigo blue? is that what overdying means? to add another color?

  3. Such wonderful fibre Melissa and so beautifully spun! Tell me a little about chain plying, it sounds interesting.
    Have a wonderful weekend.