Saturday, July 10, 2010

Making Yarns

Just in case my previous post has left you with the impression I've been curled up in a fetal position, I've not. I've been spinning and plying. The first goal was to enjoy the movement of colors, but I got a little curious how colors behave in plies, so I started plying. I am a erratic spinner as it is, when it comes to plying, things get a bit chaotic, but then I don't know my wheel like I do my looms, so I'm blaming it on him.

I'm intrigued (and annoyed) spinning and weaving share many of the same words used in different ways, like drawing and drafting.

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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous yarns, Meg. I think you're doing just fine with spinning!

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  2. Wow! Those yarns look delicious!

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  3. I love it. Can't wait to see it after you skein it and set the twist.

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  4. Candy colors, I know. I'm inadvertently making complicated yarns with twists and stuff...

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  5. Beautiful yarns, love the colours. Was sad to see your tea cosy dismantled. #13 indeed, what nonsense. I thought it was wonderful.

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  6. Thanks, Carol. The test of spinning is in the setting, and I'm not ready to do that yet. It was a pretty erratic, hectic affair.

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  7. Wow, what great yarn. I think the colors are wonderful and you did a fine job plying.

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  8. Wow, wow, let's all suspend judgment until it's been set, shall we? I'm getting very embarrassed because I've done some unimaginable things in the plying - like the things you see in "How to make accent yarns" type of DVDs!

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  9. Hi Meg, I haven't visited your webpage for a while but here I am :-) they are lovely yarn combinations - do you have a project in mind or they just to add to your stash :-)

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  10. Hi, Cathy - possibly as wefts, but no real plans.

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