The nice thing about having spun that much singles.....it helped me get a good rhythm going for making the coils. The down side.....it took me 2 1/2 hours to do the plying.
6.7 oz and 160 ydsIn these close up pics, you can see I have various sizes of coils. Not actually the look I was wanting but now I have a better understanding of how I should spin my thick and thin singles. Some were to small and some to large but I love how the two separate colored batts helped give extra pops of color to the finished yarn.
mostly my batt Andrea's batt
I don't have the last bobbin plied yet because my husband volunteered our services for the MIAF Alpaca show last weekend held at the Delta Plex in Walker. We worked in the South West Michigan Alpaca Association booth with Tim and Jane Talbot/Grand Alpaca Company talking about alpacas, our organization and spinning.Nope, this is not a pic of Tim and Jane.....it's my husband, Jim and Jane taken by Tim. Tim seems to be one of those behind the scenes people. We didn't get 1 picture of him the entire weekend.
It was amazing how many people I spoke with about spinning over these two days. You can see my coil spun yarn peeking out next to the pumpkin. It turned out to be a favorite with the ladies....I could have sold it 20 times over before the weekend was out. Just goes to show I might be headed in the right direction with the art yarn.
Since art yarn spinning takes my full concentration, I decided I'd better take something mindless so I could spin and talk at the same time. I took a blend of Suri, Silk and Merino which I spun thin so I can have a fingering yarn when it's plied. I started with 3.5 oz and got it all spun but haven't decided if I'm going to ply it back on itself or with something else. I'll have to wait for inspiration to strike.
Beautiful Suri's from Wind Walker Ranch in Middleville
It seems I've been a little spinning crazy the last two weeks. This last pic is of the new "kids" on the farm.......
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!