Monday, May 23, 2005

It's All a Haze





Check out the haze this little bundle of merino, alpaca, and silk made when blended on my Duncan. When I picked it up at SOAR (from Lambspun) I liked the colors, but when I went to spin it the three colors were actually pretty distinct rovings and didn't want to spin together. Then I remembered my poor neglected Duncan and this is the result.

I finished another paper tonight so with any luck I'll get the kimono warp presleyed tomorrow night. Sara, the last 76 ends of black with a little red-violet will be the band. I'm using black weft to keep it from looking too stripey. We'll see what it looks like after it gets on the loom.

3 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! Was it a striped roving originally? Sometimes when I get stuff like that, a lot of gentle predrafting will help coax it to draft together. But carding works just as well and is probably faster?!

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  2. Cann't wait to see the yarn spun. I LOVE your bright warps. I really do. A feast for my eyes when I stop by!
    Any chance you can get to Maries on a Monday when I will be there in July???? 11?

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  3. Dunno why, but I love, love, love blue and brown together (which is what it looks like on my monitor) & I've never met a commercial prep (even the nicest one) I couldn't improve by reprocessing it myself, whether to fix the blending of fibers or the color or whatever. Reworking bought fiber just gives it that little extra something special.

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