Thursday, January 24, 2008

Still Spinning

After spinning a good length of yarn with my light weight spindle, I unloaded my spindle onto the back of a kitchen chair then tied all four sides with short pieces of string. I then slipped it off of the chair and put it in hot tap water for 20 minutes.

I towel blotted the yarn dry and stretched it back over the chair to finish drying. This is done to set the twist of the yarn. When I took it off of the chair for the second time, it was no longer trying to unwind itself.

My first hand spun wool yarn is uneven and bumpy, but I am proud of it. Now I will spin another length of the same wool and then twist the two together to make a two-ply yarn that I can actually make something with.
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