Sunday, April 01, 2007

Fiber Sandwich

This is my share of the Fiber Sandwich swap organized by Julie yahoogroups
Everyone who participated sent Julie x amount of fiber & return postage. She built up all the layers and sent everyone a portion based on how many ounces they sent in. I sent in a potluck of 4 ounces- silk waste, mohair, alpaca, wool, yarn scraps...
It has been intresting hearing feedback from participants. Many are finding the mosh posh of colors and textures liberating, as it forces them to let go of the urge to spin a fine even single. Letting go is the first step to creating novelty yarns, and when you rapidly change from a super fine angora to an unruly mohair lock, you have no choice but to let go. Also, I've found some really great color combinations that I never would have thought of by grabbing random color scraps and spinning them together. It gets even more intresting when you ply two singles together. I've just started spinning my fiber and hope to have it finished sometime tomarrow. Check back for photos!

1 comment:

  1. I am dying to see the pictures....what a cool idea!