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Adventures in Spinnerville!


I don’t know if you remember this or not, but I dyed this silk at camp in November.
DSC_0186 by quiltmomoffive
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!



Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

4 thoughts on “Adventures in Spinnerville!

  1. Wow! Delicious colours! So pretty…

  2. I think it has turned out looking great! I’m not entirely sure that I would have the patience to try spinning my own yarn, so extra kudos to you! I still consider myself a newbie to some of the crafting (knitting, crochet & quilting), so I think I will hold off on trying to learn another new project! Lol… in fact I’ve just started knitting my first pair of socks! So I love seeing some of your gorgeous projects!

  3. Maria- It looks great, but I’m not a fan of silk. Or merino.

    I guess that makes me a cheap date.

  4. I’ve found I really like silk/merino blends. Love the shine it gives…currently spinning a beautiful deep red that is 50% sile and 50% merino.

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