Saturday, August 16, 2008

More Spinning Tales

I hope you aren't getting tired of all the yarny posts. Just thought I'd share another yummy skein of goodness with you. I showed you this first picture a couple of posts back. This is what the wool roving looked like before I spun it.

wool roving fiber yarn
Then I spun it. This is by far the most yardage I've spun. But, don't ask me how much yardage it actually is, because I neglected to measure it. So as I learn this new craft, I am learning new terms. This is now a single ply yarn.

yarn wool single ply roving hand spun spinning
So you've probably heard of two, three or more ply yarns and threads. Well I've made a two-ply here. I used a length of the yarn from above. But instead of plying with another length of wool, I used some rayon thread.

ply yarn thread wool spinning hand spun
And then, using another length of the single ply yarn, I plied it with some eyelash yarn. Which do you like better? The one plied with the thread or the eyelash?

yarn ply eyelash hand spun spinning wool
And here is a small paper quilt I'm working on. It's similar to one I did before but this one is postcard sized, 4" x 6".

Remember the challenge I gave in the August 12 post? Well if you are the chosen lucky person, don't be surprised if you see some of these yummy yarns and this postcard in your goody bag. By the way, if you missed the challenge go back a couple of posts and join the fun.

Looking for a fun and unique project? Sue B created a new freebie project on the Two Creative Studios site. It's called Candy Cones. Check it out here.