11 April 2011

Spinning, Spinning, Spun

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. - Vincent Van Gogh

Ok....so imagery of the sea to help motivate life....perfect.....  A few photos from a great spinning session Saturday and a hank of handspun.

I love this first shot....seriously the money shot....two hanks of purple, which one to choose.  Followed by a couple of drop spinning shots.

Something I love about spinning is the changes the fibre goes through during the process.  This is a merino sheep (had to get the lamb in since it's spring).  this is where this hank started.  Then Jan at Daily Fibers got a hold of it and...

Beautiful....then I got it...so the spinning began... You can never tell from the dyed hank, then the spun single what it will really look like. You ooh and ahh and then it changes again...love it.   
Then, I ply and once again...never know what the result will be.  This hank is plied on itself with beads.  Not too bad for a sheep and a couple of gals.

1 comment:

worldygirl said...

Wow! Just WOW...you sure are quick...beautiful yarn...and the photos are great!