Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Spindling Project

While I'm primarily a wheel spinner, I always have a project in progress on my one good spindle. It's almost always 50/50 merino/silk which I like to spin at a laceweight.

This is hand dyed fibre from "Fleece Artist". The spindle is bloodwood and ebony from "Spindlewood Co". Although I had just gone through a darker bronze bit which you see on the spindle, the braid is mostly the golden to rosy colour.

6 comments:

CTJen said...

gorgeous (as always)!

Carrie said...

I am always amazed by how much darker fleece spins at. Yours looks beautiful, and yet not what I would expect from the roving! I like how you spin it, too, in a criss-cross fashion. I've never seen that before, but it would help my work a lot. I'm going to have to try it.

Ruinwen said...

Resplendent! :)

Marlene said...

Like I mentioned in the blog post Carrie, I had just spun a portion of the roving that WAS indeed darker than what you see visible in the predrafted balls. MOST of the braid was the lighter colour but a few spots are that dark bronze colour.

The way it looks criss-crossed on the spindle is just from the way I wind on. I rotate the spindle at a slight angle so that it goes down the shaft and back up again and winds on evenly. I find the the spindle seems to spin longer if I keep the weight of the wound on singles fairly close to the shaft rather than piling it right under the whorl.

Nicole said...

Wow, very pretty!

Maggie Ann said...

Gorgeous!