Know My fiber better

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I have been listening many people say we should know our fiber better in order to use properly.

Well, hearing is not knowing.

I should be able to track my spinning-way better than previously. Since I started to “Journey to the Golden Fleece”. I want to make this blog to be my journal to this journey.

I used non-dyied shetland and Cotswold sheep, and purchased green fiber (merino, nylon).

IMG_3186Cotswold felt too rough for me to make consistent thick-thin yarn..

Since cotswold had great curly crimp, I should try another type of yarn.

 

Wool combing

I  decided to comb my two-year old fleece from Hokkaido. This fiber was washed and included many vegetable matters.

Shetland is double layer, and it was hard carding.

Here is my washed fiber.

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Set fleece into comb.

IMG_3139Added some more!

IMG_3140After combing once and transfer.

IMG_3142Finally got to diz. I used five-yen coin.

IMG_3145Half of fleece became waste. I will card the waste.

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Novelty yarn trial?

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IMG_3120This does not looks good at all.
I did try something new to me spinning. I made thick-thin yarn and relatively consistent yarn, and plyed them.

This is before soaking.

Because thick part is underplyed, I am thinking to sock this yarn. I will try this method first time, and looking forward to see how these will turn out.

braids to singles.

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chain ply?

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In order to practice spinning, I am trying to chain ply. The term “chain ply” may not appropriate.

4 singles are span with S-twist (counter-clock wise)

2 singles are span with Z-twist (clock wise).

2 2-ply are span with S-twist.

IMG_2950I made 4 singles with Shetland sheep fiber.

IMG_3013 IMG_3014Final yarn is very energetic! and loosely plyed…hmmm.

I am not sure where I did too much. Looking forward to bath it to see how this yarn will change.