ecause this very deep, rich colorway was dyed on SW wool, it retained sections of white throughout, so I decided that I wanted to spin a 3-ply yarn to minimize high-contrast barberpoling and help the sections that were much lighter than the dyed sections blend the colors together more evenly. […]
When I have a pretty, lively, colourful braid of hand-dyed roving in my hands, it presents an endless number of possibilities as to how to spin it up.
I received a lovely 4 oz roving from Two If By Hand, named, We Took to the Woods. One of the things I noticed about this roving was that it was dyed tonally, with the golds at one end of the length and the blues at the other. […]
So, Anne and I were chatting one day (not unusual) and we decided to spin the same roving without consultation in terms of what we were going to spin for and what the resulting yarn would be like. […]
I love a lightweight cardigan for the summertime. With that in mind, I purchased two matching braids of a merino/bamboo blend (50/50) from Funky Carolina in a pretty summery colorway, “Waterlilies”. […]
I normally find myself spinning sportweight or lighter yarns, and I wanted to challenge myself to spin a worsted to Aran weight yarn that would be warm and windproof for late-winter wear. […]