Now that I have my brand new spindle, I can finally start playing with the fiber sampler my mom gave me from Woolgatherings. Thus, being the scientist I am, I’m going to conduct my very own spinner’s study!
As I spin each new breed I will read about it in my handy-dandy Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and share some interesting factoids as well as my opinions on how the fiber feels during spinning. I’m going to spin them in the order shown, from left to right:
- Black Jacob
- Polwarth — this one is on the spindle
- Grey Gotland
- Brown Merino
- Shetland Humbug
- Grey Masham
- Corriedale Cross
- Black Welsh
I kind of jumped right in and started with Polwarth before I planned everything out, but I can fix the order later. This project will take quite a while (that’s a full pound of fiber there!) but I think it will be fun. (Right? haha) The posts in which I discuss a new breed will be tagged with “SS” for spinner’s study, in case anybody would like to read them all at once at some point. I’m thinking I will spin the fiber as singles and knit some kind of sheep-tastic lacy scarf with it at the end. Hopefully all the different kinds of fiber will work well together! The nice thing is if I get bored of all the white/neutrals, I can switch back and forth with the crazy colors of the Bugga fiber that is still currently on my other spindle.
|Spindle love ❤|
Have any of you come across a study like this? What’s your favorite fiber to spin or knit?