mercredi 25 novembre 2009

My first skein of handspun yarn........

My very first skein of arty yarn. I skirted it, washed it, carded and combed it, spun it, plied it, washed it, beat it about......and twisted it into a skein. Quite a lot of work.

The peach colour is the result of the walnut husk dye, the white ply was another spool of single white Cheviot. Cheviot wool I find quite rough and it is recommended for outer wear and rugs, so you will understand that I am now searching the web for some different wools.

I ordered several different types of wool from, including what they call Botany lap waste which is just ends of runs of various colours and it was a great big bag and very cheap, great for beginners. Also ordered some Wenslydale because I like the long curly locks, and some angora to try out as I am looking for an angora goat now........

I have collected some oak leaves to make another dye.

4 commentaires:

  1. This looks beautiful! I love the gentle color. I have never carded any fleece, this turned out wonderful.

  2. I should have said that is my first skein of yarn ever......I have just been looking at your site Knittingdragonflies, coincidence but my Etsy shop name is LibellulaGlass which also means dragonfly.

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Very nice yarn. I saw your messages on a spinning forum. Maybe can I help you to find fleeces or animals you're looking for.

  4. Yes, maybe you can Michel. I have plenty of room here for some chevres angora.