Spin Span Spun
There’s been more spinning going on in the house. I went to the second handspinning class and learned a different technique as well as how to ply two portions of yarn I’d spun together. I now have the cutest little skein of thick fluffy white wool! I’m still considering whether to dye it or leave it natural.
Now I’m spinning a deliciously soft and beautiful merino wool and silk blend from Maiwa. The colours are what attracted me to this roving as they reminded me of the colours of earth, sea, and sky. I love variegated yarns and hope to be able to dye, card, and spin my own wool to look like this one day. I may just have to spin a witch’s ladder using this blend with tiny striped blue jay feathers spun into it…
And now I’m thinking of the possibilities for adding wild harvested fibres to my handspun wool – thistle or nettle for protection and curse-breaking, fireweed or cottonwood for healing, cedar bark for stringing charms and amulets – so much to play with!