Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Spinning Maniac



I just can't get enough of this spinning lark! What did I do with my time before I got my wheel two months ago? This is my latest project - pencil roving from Natalie . I plied 100g of colourful hand paint above with 100g semi solid lilac roving and produced this lovely subtly toned yarn. I have made about 500m which I think is enough for a small shoulder shawl which should show off the subtlety of the yarn. Believe it or not, the yardage of both singles was almost identical - I'm sure it has to have been more luck than judgement!
It has been a complete revelation to me that spinning has opened up so many possibilities for playing with colour. It is certainly a dimension of the craft that I am keen to explore further.

7 comments:

Ronni said...

Oh that is beautiful. You're clearly a natural at this spinning thing.

Manise said...

Well done!

Fiberjoy said...

Wow on the yardage!

Donna B said...

playing with color is one of the best things about spinning, I think. and...now machine spun is like store-bought bread to me....just not the same.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh lovely colours there and great yardage too :)

cyndy said...

Luck or judgement, I just love it when that happens! The yarn looks so nice ~ good choice for a shawl!

anna said...

I absolutely LOVE those colors! :-D Pink is a personal "Must have." Playing with color on the wheel is soooo much fun. :-D