Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yarns Of Mine - Thin

I spin all sorts of yarns, from thread to super-bulky coil yarn.  Here are a few threads I've spun but have not yet used in projects.  :)

This is 13.5 micron Sharlea merino that I washed and spun (the yarn was spun from considerably less than one lock - .7 grams).
Here is a thread I spun (and plied) from a quarter ounce of mulberry silk.
I dyed .5oz of cashmere with blue, green and yellow food coloring (and vinegar) in the microwave.  I spun a thin single and did my version of an andean 2-ply.  I do it around 4 fingers so I can control the strands as they pull out.  It’s 119 yards long.


  1. Any chance you'd be willing to share your Andean plying technique?

    1. Sure! Thanks for the question. Here's a post for you. http://stashenhancement.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-i-do-2-ply-yarn-on-spindle.html