I don’t know if you remember this or not, but I dyed this silk at camp in November.
Yesterday, I decided to spin it. I will just state for the record that I’ve decided I don’t like spinning silk. Part way through the first ounce, I had a thread break, and couldn’t find the end. After much
swearing muttering, I “created” an end. I decided to navajo ply what I had done. I wound the skein and it looked like this:
Wow! That’s all I can say about that. So I dumped it in the sink for a good soak and then hung it to dry. This is what it looked like this morning.
Gorgeous….except that there are 4 or five knots in about 70 yards. I’ll try again later with the rest of the roving. For now, I’ll stick with wool!
Oh, and the other problem I had was a problem I never had spinning silk in the Pacific
rainy Northwest…the silk was full of electricity and didn’t want to stay in a nice little clump with the rest of it’s brother and sister strands of silk. Boo!!!
The moral of the story is if you think you’re getting to be a decent spinner, try silk. I guess it’s back to the spinning wheel for me!