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Spinning Silk

I spent the morning working with Silk. I had come across some dyed silk in hankie form.

I separated the layers and drafted them.

The spinning went quite well and I found myself getting a rhythm. I now have quite a bit on the spool. I like how the color intensified.

Next I need to decide what to ply it with….silk, merino, cotton?? I’ll sample some up later this week and see what I like best.

I came home from guild with a bag of llama in this beautiful chestnut brown color. It will need a lot of attention to get it spinnable.


I’ve never spun this raw fiber before. I’m curious how it handles. I’ll let you know.