Yep, that's the "Tye-Dye" fiber that I started the other day. I decided to finish it up, but alas had more troubles plying. Mainly I am having issues with the pre-spun fiber shredding. While working with this fiber and having my continued troubles I found myself out of stress treadling the wheel faster. This actually helped my fiber a bit as seen in the upper right of this picture.
With that thought in mind, I decided to try again. I brought out the last of my bare roving, and worked hard on spinning it firmly and as consistently thick as possible. I was actually pretty happy with the result of those two bobbins.
I was so happy with these two bobbins in fact that I put away the spinning for the night out of fear of ruining the best spinning I had done to date. This morning though I bucked up and got to the task at hand.
I know part of today's success was due to the higher quality spinning that the plying started with, but I'm sure there are other things I need to know about this whole skill. This finished skein even after plying is still the best quality I've managed, even if not the quality I hope to get to.
Please, if anyone has tips or tricks, can you share them with me? Today I did ply very quickly. I tightened my brake so that it would drop my fiber to the bobbin as soon as possible in addition to treadling quickly. Is that normal? I've looked it up on You Tube but the spinning videos I've found have either just touched on the process, or were of a quality that I didn't get much info from them.
Thanks in advance for any help...
As for other news, Sullivan's feeling a bit better today, though not 100% yet. And the other kids, well, they are what they are. Gotta love the little $&!#$
And dinner was as wonderful as I had hoped for.