Bamboo Spinning

BambooTwist (1)

BambooTwist (1)

Here is the 129 yards with 150 grams of beautiful bamboo. Right now the twist is getting set in some very hot water. I  like the tweed look of this baby . One thing is for sure, this yarn is very strong! Thanks for stopping by!

BambooTwist (2)


MitchPR08's picture

Beautiful!!!! I hear you need lots of twist for Bamboo...what wheel and ratios are you using?

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog This definitely qualifies as high twist lol. A friend of mine suggested I put some hand lotion on my hands to make the spinning easier. That is true of the white bamboo. The carbonized bamboo which is dark is a bit grabby and behaves like wool a lot when drafting. I used the Sonata Wheel with the Fast Flyer and the ratio I believe is 18 to 1 which I have no idea what it means, but I know is the highest ratio the wheels goes. It was plyied with the jumbo flyer in the 5 to 0ne ratio. I think I can do a better job with practice. What I mean by that is that , this is the first time I work with bamboo, and you need to focus on a fiber at a time and with years of experience you will be able to spin almost anything the way you want to spin. I have been spinning for almost 1.5 years, trying to spin every other week and get the muscle memory that I need for spinning.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Andy. I think I'm doing good to get through wool. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Masala's picture

Andy, that really is stunning! Cheers, Sid

p.s. I don't see spinning in my future.