Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Corespinning and Beehives!

Here I have mixed corespinning and beehives! I also threw I come cocoons and eye lashes.

Just playing around...locks, beehives, corespinning and cocoons

 

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cocoons and Beehives

Last week and this week and forever how long it takes me to get these down, I have been practicing spinning cocoons and beehives. The photo below the main single is a silk/merino blend and the cocoons and beehives are merino. At this point this is a slow process for me but I do love it. This skein has beehives. With just a few cocoons. I use a combination of techniques from Jacey Boggs' book and Sara Anderson's book.

One other fun way that I have been practicing behives is when I am corespinning I add a beehive out of the outer fiber.. It blends in well but adds a little character to my corespun.

 

 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

More delicious core spun yarn

I did this the other day.. My very latest corespinning..practice practice practice.

 

 

 

Spinnng Thick and Thin

In addition to core spinning. I have also been practicing thick and thin. I really enjoy spinning thick and thin and am excited about knitting this into a swatch

 

Yes.. These are intentional slubs. Lots of fun to spin and you can make some neat plied yarn with them.

 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tailspinning

I have been core spinning and I just had to try tail spinning. I used kid mohair locks which were extremely soft but not so long. I love it and can't wait to do more.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beginner core spinning

Last week I decided to take the plunge into learning core spinning. Core spinning is when you have a core yarn and you spin fiber around that core. Usually this fiber is spun perpendicular to the core. I am using a commercial core. I put a lot of S (counter-clockwise) twist into the core before starting. I did this because I am very slow at core spinning, and I don't want to end up with a yarn that is over twisted. I am core spinning with Z (clockwise) twist.

I love the way batts spin up his way.