Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alex's Silk

Having got a lovely surprise of 45 gms of prepared silk fiber from Alex McLeod in Wexford, I couldn't wait to spin it.
I pre-drafted it and spun it short-backward draw on my Ashford Traveller wheel -

Spinning Silk On an Ashford Traveller wheel   on www.youtube.com

Then I plyed it S-wise:
Plying Silk Singles  on www.youtube.com

Most of it became a little lace-knit scarf:

 Blocked                                                          Awaiting finishing touches:

A small amount, plyed with a woolen single with galss beads, will become a wristlet:

Thank you Alex for letting me experiment with this lovely stuff!

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