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!!

1 Comments:

Blogger Vivie M said...

thanks Sarah, that's really helpful to see 3 very different colour choices plied together - encourages me to be a bit more adventurous with my combinations.
By the way, this looks a beautiful finished skein - I'd rehome it anyday!

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