I have the great fortune to be a member of the RI Spinning Guild. This Saturday we met for our monthly meeting. We had a great time spinning, socializing and, of course , eating the many goodies that we bring.
At this meeting Judy gave us a challenge. See the raw Border Leicester fleece in the picture above? We have the task of deciding how to process, comb and spin the two colors. I need your collective wisdom. Any ideas about what you would do with my bounty? The usual thoughts come to mind.....wash preserving the lock structure and spin from the lock, spin in the grease using the wheel, wash then card and spin on a spindle. Then there are all the color questions such as blending the two colors using hand cards or spinning each color separately and to make a rag yarn. By the way, the fleece comes from Barbara T at Seldom Seen Farm.
Give me your thoughts.......................
Out and About:
Cathy's mixing roving that look interesting.
Laurie's got 1700 feet of sweater-worthy Coopworth spun on one bobbin.
ELizabeth's working on spinning silk on her spindle and pale beast on the bobbin.
Margene's whipping up a War of the Whorls