From Fleece to Yarn

One of the members from here Stan, was kind enough to give me some fleece for me to play with. The fleece color is cocoa llike. I am trying to make yarn at a dk or worsted weight and it is coming out nicely. I am actually trying to make a tweed look with different colors of Alpaca. I made my leader yarn with some Jacob wool .
One of the things I can tell you is that drop spindle spinning is good spinning , but it requires dedication and practice. I hope you like the picture and there will be more to come. I am actually carding this cocoa color fleece and making some yarn. Thanks for stopping by!


Tom Hart's picture

Wow! Awesome, Andy! Beautiful looking yarn.

That is a beautiful spindle! and a very nice single. I love that colour.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Andy. I usually encourage people to try a spindle first so thay can see if they like spinning enough to continue. Besides, I think it is the best way to learn the basics of drafting before having to mix in treadling. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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