Friday, July 8, 2011

Tour de Fleece, day 7

I decided that my next Tour de Fleece spinning challenge would be some silk mawata (hankie). I picked the hot pink that I got at Black Sheep. There was a learning curve when it came to drafting, but I've managed to get that sorted out. However, if I spin too thin and the yarn breaks...well, the spun silk really doesn't like to stick to it's un-spun counter part. Luckily breaking is rare since the fiber is so strong. So far this is the thinnest spinning I've ever done.

The following pictures is the first three "sheets" of the hankie spun up. The whole hankie weighed about 0.3 ounces.

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