Monday, January 09, 2006

How do you know when it's full?


Is this full? The bottom of the cop started slipping so I assumed it is. How do you know?






I want to ply this gorgeous correidale fiber I got from Amy. So I'm going to try a couple of different ways that I've read about.


First up, TP rolls slipped over ball winder. I read about this method on one of the spinning lists. It was explained by Sheila, High Priestess of spinning. I figure she knows what she's talking about.










I little worse for wear, the wind of worked pretty well. Now to spin for my second ply.

Any other spindle plying tips?

4 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

Have you ever tried quilling your copp? That way you can just slip off the quill then ply directly from them. See knitterguy's entry, here: http://knitterguy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2005/12/spindling_on.html

11:41 AM  
Blogger Praxillea said...

Just found your site, have you tried andean plying? I use that method when I want a two-ply from my drop spindles. It works great for small amounts of yarn because you wind it on your hand. I cheated and had a friend make a wooden 'fake ' hand so I can put it down in the middle of winding but start with your own first. Search the web for Andean Plying, there are some great how-to sites.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

What I want to know is "will it float?"

PS: Dig the curtains.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Bess said...

I know it's full when it wobbles when I twirl, instead of just spinning nicely.

6:54 AM  

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