Spinning experiments

I’ve been very busy of late – but I’ve been trying to keep up with my spinning.  At a recent guild meeting we practiced long draw spinning from a cloud of yak down.  I ended up with 3/4oz and 80 yards of lovely soft plied yarn.

I have spun some thick and thin singles and plied them together.  I now have two huge skeins of black and white Shetland (I plan to make a hat and scarf from these).


I also hope to do some weaving with my handspun.  For this I’ve spun a single – long draw – of handpainted Corriedale (Birds of Paradise colourway from yarnscape).  I’ll be using this as a single for the weft.


I’m also spinning some BFL worsted style (colourway Violetta also from yarnscape).  I will be plying this to make a (hopefully) strong warp.


There’s quite a difference between these three yarns: