Oct 5, 2011
Fluffly, that's what woolen spinning is all about. You spin from fluffy batts, and you spin a lofty yarn.
The Yarnspinnerstales Spin In
Ravelry group has been practicing this spinning
technique this month. I joined them and talk about my
experiences spinning woolen on each of my wheels in this
podcast. I also give some suggestions to help you get going
with this wonderful way of spinning. I also will be posting photos
of what I spun for this challenge on my blog.
I was in the mood for more music in today's podcast too, all with the theme of letting go, a very necessary technique when spinning woolen. All music is from Music Alley with thank yous to these special musicians:
LeRoots with Got to Let Go
The Hosts with So Hard to let go
To make my sample yarn, I decided to use sample batts from two of my Phat Fiber boxes. These small batts were just the right size to practice the technique and came from the following vendors:
The Critter Ranch a super soft batt, no fiber content marked but was probably llama or alpaca.
Maude and Me an alpaca and angelina batt
Knoll These were not samples but several large batts
gifted to me by a listener (thank you again!) Lovely forest
greens and black these are listed as superwash wool, recycled sari
silk and sparkles. The photo you see with this podcast is a
small sample of what the 2 ply yarn will look like when I am done.