Wednesday, January 22, 2014


So I spun up this silk and alpaca mix:

I've worked with alpaca for quite a few years now, but the silk, that's new.   It came in a long roving:

I had to break it down so that it didn't spin too bulky:

I spun it with the alpaca fiber:

I considered spinning one strand silk and one alpaca and them ply them together.  That would have been the easier choice.  They spin a little different, and doing one separate from the other would mean just adjusting to one at a time.  Spinning them together meant I had to keep adjusting throughout to each of them.  

But - I wanted that look.  I wanted it to be a fun mix with inconsistent color and size and shape.  I wanted it to be fun and funky:

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