Monday, March 16, 2015

Spinning woolen!

A few weekends ago I took a workshop taught by Jacey Boggs Faulkner. It was a great workshop. Jacey is a good teacher and a great spinner. She is also the creator of PLY magazine, this is a great spinning magazine that is well written with beautiful photography.... Really Really Beautiful(even if you don't spin you will just enjoy the photos)!

One of the topics covered in the workshop was woolen spinning. One of the elements of woolen spinning is the long draw method of drafting. I have often found this method of drafting very hard to do. I am going to try to learn this method of drafting and the plying and finishing to go along with it. The work shop taught this and I stumbled along(I am not the fastest learner ..especially when it comes to my hands translating that). Below is a picture of my early attempts.