Tour De Fleece day 1


This is the result of the first day of the Tour. It’s about an ounce and a half of Organic Merino (I know, I said it was Falkland. I was wrong) from the Spunky Eclectic fiber club. It’s “Little Periwinkles” from March 2011.


I’ve separated out the plies by spinning a single of dark maroon fiber between each single of pastel yarn. I will remove the singles to weaving bobbins, splitting off where the maroon fiber appears.

The benefit of doing it this way is that the wheel gets set up and stays set up, everything gets spun as consistently as possible, and there’s no need to change bobbins.

The wheel is my little Hansen MiniSpinner, with the standard Ashford Jumbo flyer and bobbins. While I do have four of these, it’s more comfortable for me to just keep using the one I have on the flyer. The bobbin should be able to hold the first four ounces of singles, even though there’s maybe a half ounce of bulky merino underneath the pastels.

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