This Week’s Spinning

This week on Monday at spinning guild I started working on 8oz of fiber that I had dyed last month. I spun more that night and Tuesday, by Wednesday I had two spools of 4oz each and plied them together. (Took me longer to get the pictures on my computer and edited 🙂

Woodland colors, hand dyed top

Dyed merino top

closer view of dyed wool top

dyed top, spread cross-wise and on bottom as dyed.

 

 

For the top I had chosen colors that reminded me of an early fall forest, the blue-green of spruce trees, a touch of orange for early turning leaves, and of course the brown of twigs and trunks.

top spinning into single yarn

see the color rearrange as spun

When I started spinning it, the wool transformed into more subtle, softer shades of these colors, transforming my mid-day forest into one viewed in early morning or late dusk.

single yarn and top

single on spool compared to un-spun top

 

At this point I could have chosen to ply it with a dark single to make the colors pop a little again, but the softness of the shading was asking to be kept together. I now have two skeins, one of 200yds and one of 84yds. Time to set the twist, label them and add them to my craft show inventory.

finished pliedwool yarn

finished skeins of yarn

And of course, I must decide what will be next on my wheel. Have a happy fiber-filled week.

And please leave a comment to let me know what your favorite colors of yarn are?

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8 thoughts on “This Week’s Spinning

  1. Thank you. I like colors inspired by nature but red has always been my favorite color (don’t find that in nature too much, but I blame it on growing up in a house where we always saw brilliant sunsets 🙂 =”sky-blue-pink”…please tell me that is a real color!

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  2. Glad you like it. I’ve been having lots of fun with dyeing, sometimes playing mad chemist to see what different combinations will happen…..haven’t found any I dislike, just some I like more and most are for sale, as there’s only so much stash I can ever use.
    Thank you for sharing your colors, it’s nice finding out about the preference of others.

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