Sunday, August 15, 2010

Plying Excitement

Yesterday was a whole day about plying--and there's another day of the workshop to go. After spending time and energy focussing on my spinning for so long, the possibilities of fancy plying are like a breath of fresh air. I found I had enough technical understanding of what I was doing to analyse the process and problem solve--very satisfying.

Here's one of my favourite yarns of the day:
This little nest is a skein of snarl yarn. In this case snarl is a good thing. The process is to put extra twist in when spinning the single and then to use that twist to create these sideways extensions on the yarn. It's also called an eyelash yarn. Fun!


Teresa said...

Great yarn! Love the long, long, twists. You must have had fun with this!

Textile Tragic said...

Thanks--lots of fun! and again today.