Hand spun merino wool and a teeny bit of silk

hand spun merino yarn

This is 2oz. of merino wool hand spun on my new spindle. It’s much more consistent than my first attempts with wool. To wind it into the center pull ball, my dad held the spindle in a coffee cup while I turned the handle on my mother’s ball winder. Much faster than the thumb method! Although that can be quite useful and curiously enjoyable with a small amount of yarn such as the silk below which came from SpinKnit.

hand spun silk yarn dyed by SpinKnit

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  1. Snippety Gibbet’s avatar

    I am amazingly impressed! You spun that on a drop spindle??????????? Awesome!

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