Aug 25, 2019
I was able to do so much during this Tour de Fleece, it took two podcasts to tell you all about it. See the previous podcast for part one of this two part series.
The first fiber I talk about spinning is called Fake Cashmere, due to it softness. It is however, 100% nylon. I bought my fiber from a dyer whose business is Jazz Turtle.
It seems most people like to spin this fiber blended with other fibers, but I enjoyed spinning it on it's own. Another source for the fiber is Paradise Fibers
The next fiber I worked with was a dyed merino silk batt in the colors purple and green. Listen as I explain how I made color sequencing work for the 2 ply yarn.
On the TdF challenge day, I got out the book charka, not something I have much skill with. I was able to set it up and spin some single on it for my challenge.
I spent many days during the Tdf dyeing fiber, both in locks and in big pots full of fiber. I had the amazing once in a life time experience of dyeing a color I will never be able to repeat, calico locks. This podcast tells you how that happened.
Finally for the state fair entries, I needed an art yarn and chose to spin locks into a yarn. It was a learning experience and I share all I learned to make this yarn.
At the beginning of the podcast I talk about how there will be no Spinzilla this year, but TNNA has provided these two links for spinning fund raisers: Britspin also Spin Her Free and The owner of Purple Lamb Fibers is doing a Spin Together Oct 6 through Oct 12, 2019
Lots and lots of information in this podcast, grab a big chunk of fiber, your spinning tool of choice, and join me.