Last week we had some chilly, rainy days that were perfect for setting up my Louet carder on the kitchen counter. I shipped it up here along with a wild assortment of fibers for carding crazy artsy batts. Well six batts later, it was time to start spinning.
Each summer I get reacquainted with my trusty Ashford Tradional wheel with it's single treadle. I thought I would miss double treadling since my Dallas wheels are all outfitted as double, but years of spinning my grand Rio Grande wheel stands me in good stead with the Traddy. I put on the jumbo flyer and began spinning two purple-ish artsy batts. What fun!
Now I am waiting for some shimmery Sulky rayon thread I ordered from a little shop on Etsy to ply this whimsically crazy yarn.
I'm hoping that thread shows up at my door this morning. I will have two big skeins of purple/pink/ you-name-it art yarn!
P.S. Oh, and can you see my shiny new cup holder on my wheel? I love FBN Plastics on Etsy.
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.