I Never Felt More Like Spinning the Blues

So the 1950’s song by Guy Mitchell (I never felt more like singing the blues) was running through my brain as I was spinning this beautiful fibre: a luxury blend of 60& Merino wool, 20% Yak, and 20% silk, Hand painted by woolgatherings fibres.  www.woolgatheringsfibres.com


I first split the roving in half lengthwise, then laid each half in a lazy S to determine the way it was dyed.


I then split it where each piece “turned”, splitting at the lightest and darkest ends.


I spun each half of the roving, using all the lightest fibres first, then the next colour, then the next, ending with the darkest colour.  Spinning was a fine short backward worsted draw.  The two bobbins were plyed together and the colours matched up nicely.

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Resulting in a beautiful gradient cake of gorgeousness.


The cake is 484 yards of two ply luxury.   It’s going to make a very pretty shawl.

About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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4 Responses to I Never Felt More Like Spinning the Blues

  1. Vicki says:

    Love those blue colours. Your shawl should be stunning.

  2. KerryCan says:

    How gorgeous! It’ll be great fun to see what you make with it!

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