Friday, March 15, 2013

Beginning Roving

I finished spinning the same fiber I started drop-spindling with just a few months ago. It turns out the more pre-drafting you do for sticky fiber the better the finished product.
(My singles; with Mum's help holding the bobbins)

Before washing and thwacking.

386 yards of a 2 ply lace weight from what I would guess to be around 2 ounces!

The left-most skein is what happens if this fiber is plied back on itself...

The second skein was created when I couldn't get the fiber to wind properly on the bobbin. I believe that my problem was too little tension in my drive band because I didn't have any problems once I tightened that up.

Was much more fun to spin on my wheel...

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