Category Archives: plying

Spinzilla 2017 Report

Hello fiber folk! Spinzilla is officially over and I have completed my tallies . . . proud to say that I managed to spin about 1000 Spinzilla yards more this year than last year! Yay! And, as always, this experience … Continue reading

Posted in chain ply, community, Finnsheep, gradient yarn, handspun, plying, Polypay, Shetland, Spin-Off, spinning, Spinzilla, yarn | 13 Comments

A Riot of Color

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 … Continue reading

Posted in color, combination spin, dyeing, fiber, handspun, help!, plying, spinning, unexpected, wild fiber | 12 Comments

Combination Plying

Of late, I have seen some beautiful yarn produced by combination plying. The end result looks a bit like fractal spinning, but the technique is even simpler. Now, I’m guessing many of you have another name for this technique–if so, … Continue reading

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Troubles with SW Merino

As you know, I have been working on some lap waste that I *think* is SW Merino. I love, love, love the look of my singles! But, I have been worried that things are underspun–despite the fact that 1) I … Continue reading

Posted in handspun, merino, plying, spinning, superwash, trouble | 3 Comments

Video Tutorial: Plying and a Very Lazy Kate

While in NY, I  was working away at some Zebra striped mill ends, sorting them roughly and spinning singles. Then, with two bobbins full, it was time to ply . . . but out there, I have no Tensioned Lazy … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, lazy kate, plying, spinning, video, Walking Dead, Zimmerman | 1 Comment