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Day Two of the workshop

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sorry I did not post yesterday which was the real Day Two of the workshop. By the time we got the room cleaned up and I drove home I was wiped out. I did manage one episode of The Crown and some knitting but really not much more than emptying the car.

Remember this? With some other fiber I already had spun, it grew up into this.

We spun a camel/silk blend that was so luscious. Two of my samples of spinning came out as one good for a weaving weft and the other good enough for the warp.

One of the last things that I spun was a bit of sari silk. As a friend described it "this is the stuff left on the floor in the weaving room - floor sweepings" and it does kind of feel like that. You can tell there is nice silk in it but there is so much other stuff, bits and bobs of fiber and threads.

The color is not the best on the second photo but the skein is very jewel-toned. Because it is tough and pretty I am going to use it to make wrist distaves for the spindle class I am teaching next month.

There is so much going on in my head from the workshop. It is a good thing that this entire year will be concentrating on the spinning techniques we learned in these two days.
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