For the first time in my life...
Many fibers are suitable for spinning..Cotton, silk and wool are the first three fibers that come to my mind...
Being that I already have wool roving on hand from my other projects, I thought that I would use it for my first attempts at spinning....As it turns out wool roving is excellent for beginners to spin with..
|As you can see upper left, this is what wool roving looks like before it is spun...This particular wool roving is a medium Coopworth, this color is the natural color|
|The white colored fiber (roving) is wool that comes from Blue Faced Leicester sheep..The different colors are scraps of Merino wool that I added as I spun.|
I plan to weave my first yarns, in combination with other fibers to make a wall hanging :-)
|After the yarn is spun, I let it sit in very hot water(boiling - almost boiling) with wool soak for five minutes..|
This sets the twist..
Then the yarn gets hung to dry :-)
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|A spindle that I made :-)|
For a test project, I wanted to crochet something that was very quick to work up..Something that required very little yarn....I decided to crochet a snowflake / star Christmas ornament..This ornament is about 4 inches in diameter and FUZZY :-) The white yarn is bulky weight, the colored yarn is normal weight..This snowflake will decorate a package full of my handmade goodies that I am gifting a loved one for Christmas..I plan to crochet several more of these snowflakes to give to friends and family members to hang on their Christmas trees..
|Yarn hand spun by me|
|A bulky yarn hand spun by me|
|This snowflake/star crocheted from commercial acrylic yarn|
|crocheted from commercial acrylic yarn|
|Hand spun and crocheted by me|