Here I have mixed corespinning and beehives! I also threw I come cocoons and eye lashes.
Just playing around...locks, beehives, corespinning and cocoons
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.
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.
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.