I had such a brilliant day and learnt so much. Audrey of Hawthorn Fibres is amazing. By the end of the day I had spun some of my beautiful purple merino into a 2ply yarn!
Please excuse the white cotton, it's to stop the yarn tangling when I wash it to set the ply.
I came home and repeated the whole process in the evening and produced another yarn, this time using a blended merino.
I was soooo nervous before going, convinced I would be hopeless and need extra help! In fact I took to it really quickly and Audrey would smile encouragingly at me saying "A blind man would be pleased to see that!"
Since then, I have washed some shetland fleece that was sent with my wheel, carded it and spun some more yarn with it. I'm hooked!
I'm going to use the yarns with my felted boots once I've set the ply.
Which one do you think will work best?
At the end of the month I'm going along to the Spinner's Guild meeting where we will be experimenting with dying fibres. They have said I can take Lulus too so she'll have a great time. She has already asked for a spinning wheel for her birthday! Bless!
Excuse the terrible quality photos in the post. No sun + husband's camera = awful pics!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.