Some months ago, a Spin Challenge was presented by Jen to the spinners willing to take it on. Even our most talented spinners found it very "challenging" as the bag of mixed fibres, rovings and thrums in various colours were materials they did not normally work with or combine. Approaches included sorting by colour or tone, warm and cool or complementary and one spinner discovered singles would not ply with commercial yarn as it needed prepping first.
|Spin Challenge sample bag of whatever!|
|Terry spun some boucle's mixed with single yarns|
and spun thrums into a curly cue yarn (peaking out in the middle)
|Barb W. separated her bag into warm and cool colours|
which she spun into rose coloured shanks.
Ilse found complementary colours which she spun into very thick plies,
for her a challenge since she normally spins and plies very fine yarn.
|M2 spins by Barb L.|
|Jen doesn't spin thick stuff normally. She sorted her bag into piles, carded it together, then split the bats & started spinning to produce one huge ball of yarn (it was BIG 😊).|
|Some runners as a result of the |
Alice Irwin workshop?
|Karen wove these red tactile towels from a pattern she found in |
Handwoven at 18 epi as recommended by Jane Stafford
|Hand towel project by Marg H.|