Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Single Bobbin Syndrome

Anyone else have this?
I want to make lovely 2-ply yarn, I really do. But once I fill one bobbin I don't want to keep spinning the same old fiber, I want something new. Bad, bad spinner. Yes, I do the same with knitting.
Thanks to my extroidinary , world-traveling, penguin-loving, partner in fiber crime, Carla, I'm taking a class with Lynne Vogel next month. Spinning AND Dyeing.
It will be so over my head and fabulous.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jessica said...

You just need to learn how to do Andean plying. You can make 2-ply from a single bobbin. Of course, you don't end up with much yarn...

11:30 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Ask Lynne to show you how to Andean ply -- she showed all of us at the June workshop. It's brilliant...

(You are gonna have FUN with her -- and say hi from me!)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

i dont spin.
i never will spin.
i praise Nordstroms that you are back online.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You can make a 3-ply using the Navajo ply. Good video instructions are here:
http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/spin-navajo-ply.html

8:23 AM  
Blogger Bess said...

I often fill one bobbin - and make it into a lovely center pull ball on my ball winder, put the ball on my fingers, tie the two ends together and ply from both ends of the center pull ball. I don't care for the look of andea ply for everything - but the nice 2 ply you get from a center pull ball is just right.

You have to wave your fingers in and out of the triangle formed by the point of twist and where each end comes off the ball - Patsy Z calls it the Miss America ply.

3:52 PM  

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