I am supposed to be finishing the red socks but have found myself doing a lot of spinning the last couple of weeks. I plied 3 oz of angora singles, spun & plied a couple puffs of a purple wool blend and started the pink silk batt yesterday.
I have to report that spinning a soft and fluffy batt of pure silk is an amazing thing. Most of my prior silk experience has been with hankies or top / sliver and it is slippery and compressed or drifts apart and flies away. Figuring how to get into the batt took a few moments, but once I ripped off a strip and started spinning, it went very well. Also... a little goes a long, long way. I am still only halfway through the strip I pulled off last night! The batt is from Lambtown a few years ago and is a lovely mauve color. The shop specializes in natural dyes.
End of a (dyeing) era
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