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Monday, September 14, 2015

Third batch The Big Wash up

Various dyed fibers in this batch, from left to right:

Merino/tencel dyed by Bonkers.  This 17 WPI, 230 yard 2 ply was spun on my Ashford traditional with a lace flyer.

Enchanted Knoll art batt spun bulky on my Roberta.  This skein is 100 yards 6 WPI 2 ply.  There is a second skein (see photo batch four) that is 72 yards, 7 WPI.

Portuguese Wool Top dyed by Painted Tiger color way Portagallo.  This was a challenge skein.  First I split the fiber fractal for spinning.  I made four singles, but planned them so that those 2 ply would make a cabled yarn.  It is an amazing yarn.  135 yards, 12 WPI 4 ply.

Mohair 100% dyed by Majora Acres.  Sample skein, 38 yards.  Spun on drop spindle.

Merino/ tencel dyed by Damselfly fibers.  225 yards, 18 WPI 2 ply. Spun on the traditional with lace flyer.

Merino tencel combo skein of the green and pink yarns.  I want to put those colors together in a project and as I was spinning it I decided to see if I like the singles plied together.  I do but not for a whole project.  It was a good visual test though of what the two colors looked like together.

Milk fiber 100%. Tiny sample of the fiber made a tiny test skein spun on the Royal Hair spindle.

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