Sad news, guys, remember these?
|Play at Life Fiber Arts silk hankies (a.k.a. mawata)|
I bought them to try spinning silk and it turns out… I don’t like it.
It… just doesn’t feel right. It’s hard to explain. Drafting silk is difficult, you have to tug pretty hard and pre-draft before you try spinning it (at least, that’s what it seems like I need to do). Which is fine, I suppose, though I think what I’ve learned is I really like the way it feels to draft wool while spinning it and this is not at all like that.
|Where’s the twist?|
I also can’t seem to get enough twist into it. See how loosely the single twisted back on itself? That can’t be right, can it? I just don’t know! I’m thinking I’m going to have to join the Nutmeg Spinner’s Guild of Connecticut and try to make it to their next meeting, whenever that might be. This spinner needs help!
Finally, my wool/silk blend Shiny Slouch hat is taking way too long to dry. I want to wear it already:
|Patience, patience, I know.|
Have any of you had success with spinning silk? Got some tips?