I've been longing to spin silk without problems for months. When I first started spinning and attempted silk roving, it just kept falling apart as I was spinning. What was I to do? It was while I was a a meeting of the Arizona Spinners Group that I finally figured it out.
One of the other spinners was spinning hand painted silk hankies. A light bulb went on in my head. The next time I was at Tempe Yarn, I spotted hand painted silk hankies by my friend Barbara, who also taught my dye class there. I quickly purchased the color of my choice, and then set it aside. I was being a coward.
Last month I was sitting at the monthly meeting of the Daytime Spinners of the Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild. I had just snapped the head of a bobbin off of one of my Ashford Joy's bobbins. I spent most of the meeting hand winding my ply into a ball. When I was done, I took out the silk hankie. I carefully figured out how to separate one out and began to spin. It worked!
|Lovely green and gold colors|
Looking back and forth between the 2 different bobbins, I think a marriage is in order once I am finished spinning both of these lovely fibers.
Juniper Moon that I hand dyed and then drum carded in some Firestar for glitter.