I started a new bobbin last night. It’s taking forever to fill even one layer, possibly bc I have to cross lace the thing 3 or 4 times to decrease the tension. I need a faster ratio! Whine whine whine! Origami, the peace of paper.
The linen tester came in the mail today. I “think” the angle of twist is 30 degrees for the single ply and 150 degrees for the double ply. All I know for sure is I have a headache, and that when my hair fell under the lens it looked coarser than the string. Picture taken… Read More Measuring Angle of Twist
So people have mentioned that I’m using a lot of jargon and acronyms. So I figured I’d try to put together a little cheat sheet. Angle of Twist: the angle of the twist or the slant of the fibers in the yarn. Batts: drum carded fiber Dent: The metal “teeth” in the reed. DPI: Dents Per Inch,… Read More Fiber Jargon According to Michele
So Thora said I should measure angle of twist for the single. Due to the color and width of the yarn I can’t SEE the twist even with a magnifying glass. So I pull out my microscope. I can see the twist, but I measure it with a protractor. This is of course when I… Read More Attempting to Measure Angle of Twist
When I first started this project, l realized that with such a multi step project I needed a way organizing and keeping track of not just the individual steps in the process, but also my notes, calculations (so I didn’t end up running the same numbers over an over again because I was scribbling on… Read More Silk Merino Dress: Thoughts and Observations on the Process
So I figured it was my turn. Trying to figure out what to do with it. I was thinking about braiding it into rope… Origami, the peace of paper.
Done spinning the first batt about 1 ounce! 4 more batts to go. Then plying and sampling. I think I’m going to spin half the batts on another bobbin even though the first one will be barely half filled to make the plying easier. I’m afraid the yarn is too fine to be wound onto… Read More Spinning Milestone
The bobbin is SLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYY filling. It’s like watching paint dry. It’s amazing how soft the yarn is despite the high twist. Origami, the peace of paper.