Thursday, January 22, 2015

My colourful process :)

I am sure I have shared my process when spinning for a 3 ply yarn before, but as this blog is kinda of an online journal for me, I'll go over it again :)
I like to take lots of pictures of every stage, because it helps reaffirm my fibre choices as I go. Colours may look wonderful and perfect when they are still a roving, but things do change once you have spun them.

Step One: Choosing the ingredients ...

(Left to Right) Southern Cross Fibres Polwarth, Southern Cross Fibres Corriedale and last but in way least, JulieSpins Falkland

Step Two: Once I have made my colour choices I then begin spinning, one roving at a time, taking pictures of every stage, just in case something has changed after the roving has been spun.


Step Three: Plying

Once it's plyed, it gets a bath and a little bit of manhandling to help it balance out.... This picture is pre-bath ...

Sometimes the yarn works out just as I hoped, and sometimes it doesn't :P This is a little on the pink side for me, so it will have to be rehomed!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Sale!

I've had this Louet S51 DT for a few years now. It's a discontinued model, and I bought it from Janet at the Threshing Barn.

I love Louets, they are such intuitive wheels, what you see is what you get, no overcomplications, just plug and play :) I've owned a few over the years, so I am speaking from experience ;)

The poor thing is sitting in my understairs cupboard, all lonely and un-used... it's be a perfect first wheel, I learned on an S10 :)

It comes with 5 bobbins, which hold loads of yarn.... and I am looking to get £350 plus carriage for the wheel and the bobbins, or you can come and collect :) Then you'd get a look in my studio and maaaybe some fibre too ;)

Just email/Rav/FB or Tweet message me... am not too hard to find :D