We had amazing spinners in our group that I never new! Please check it out here ravelry TDF if you are not member of RAVELRY please think of joining, it is not like face book ,it is a fantastic socal net work for fiber lovers, knitters, weavers, spinners, felters etc.
The idea for this challange was to spinn so that in the month of August we will SAORI weave with our own hand spun yarns and post photos in the RAVELRY group!
To prepare I started the week before the tour and started dyeing fibers and drum carding for the "tour" challange.
SOME THE THE CARDED BATTS
But The first day, much to my regret, my wheel would not cooperate with the kind of art yarn I wanted to spin, So 3 hours latter, I gave up in disgust, and sold that wheel by the next day! Well I had other wheels but all my motivation and momentium went south. I ordered another wheel but it took a week to arrive and a day to assemble, sigh. Fortunately this wheel ALMOST did what I needed it to and was more geared to spinning art yarn.!
some logwood grey( light lavender) natural dye( alum mordant) singles I have yet to ply with some other, not yet spun, but naturally dyed fiber with cochineal .
Art yarn I dyed carded and spun with sari shredded silk and mohair locks
You can see the empty spool of thread , I had to stop and thread more cocoons on the a new thread spool and continue.
Fortunately I rallied a few days here and there durning the tdf and I had a STRONG finish push today the last day. The dragon egg yarn was by far the most challanging as the silk cocoons would not fit through the orfice of the art yarn flyer wheel, but I devised a method to try to auto wrap it on my spindle great wheel and it worked! I have been dreaming of the dragon egg yarn for years, so this is a real VICTORY for me. I will be riding along in the laps in Paris at the Champs-Elysees too..... but from my studio..... with a different kind of wheel.
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Jill Nickolene Sanders
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