Spinning part two: plying

This week at Spinning class we plied our strands of handspun into a two-ply yarn. And again, what fun! Having only been spinning for a week, I was a bit daunted by the prospect of plying so soon, but we all picked it up quite quickly.

plying

My spinning is still a little haphazard, and I tend to get rather uneven strands. Plied together these gave a yarn with so much character I immediately fell in love! Part of me still wants to be able to spin even, fine yarn because I can recognize that that’s a lot harder, and therefore a greater achievement—but I’m pretty chuffed that I’m already able to make something that I really like. I guess I can work on the evenness over time.

yarn!

And it sounds like there will be time—our teachers were telling us about upcoming Guild workshops, secondhand wheels for sale, and a weekend spinning retreat that sounds just divine. I really have to see whether I can do that. In the meantime, there’s always more fibre to spin.

fibre

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One Response to “Spinning part two: plying”

  1. sissorlove Says:

    You’re so cute in your stockings and shoes <3

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