Spinning Dark and Twisty

I have been spinning this merino/tencel top from Lynne Anderson, West Coast Colour and Carding, in what she calls her dark and twisty colours.

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What a pleasure to spin.  Colours that look, from a distance, like a rich dark grey, are, in fact, the darkest tones of a rainbow of colours.  Toned down, but never quiet, the colours sang to me as they were spun, “Pick me, let me be your favourite!” sang the darkest red, “no, pick me” echoed the greens, blues and purples, and, oh, those yellows stole my heart.

The colours sparkled like waves crashing on the jagged rocks, each handful that I spun glistened and shone and it slipped through my hands and on to the bobbin.

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I spun worsted, short forward draw for a cool, smooth yarn for weaving.  Over too soon, nothing left but to sit back and admire the finished skein.

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About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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2 Responses to Spinning Dark and Twisty

  1. KerryCan says:

    Oh. My. That is simply gorgeous! I think I would just sit there and smile at it! What will you weave it into?

    • Thanks, Kerry. I just love it. I am planning a woven scarf, with some grey tencel I have, and maybe using some Fibonacci striping. But for now, I just smile looking at it on my shelf. Barbara

      On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 3:03 AM, spinweaverbarbara wrote:


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