I’ve been waiting for one free moment: an opportunity to spin up the wild overdyed fiber I have been thinking about since our guild’s dye day last month. With classes (and grading) finally finished, and winter break upon us, I found my chance. During a spinning hang-out this week, I brought out the wheel and the fiber and made a decision about how to spin: a fractal, methinks. But after seeing the wild colors on the bobbin, Debbie and Sue mentioned that I might want to ply with a solid color to subdue the business of the single. I tend to agree, but I am also very, very curious. So, here’s the plan . . .
Spin three samples:
- 1) a singles just fresh from the bobbin
- 2) a fractal version, which means spinning up a bit of the longer repeats from the bigger bumps of fiber
- 3) a 2-ply with another single that’s analogous, but less riotous.
What do you all think? Advice? It’s getting wild around here!