Spinning Dyed Fibers »
Type of item: Functional
I spun these yarns from alpaca roving that was a blended color--part of the roving was a natural fawn color and the other part was a dyed burgundy color. I also experimented with different spinning techniques to see which I liked I better, including the short forward draw and spinning from the fold.
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by Felicia's demonstrations of different methods that you can use to spin colored fibers.
What are you most proud of?
In addition to the different spinning methods that I tried, I also experimented with plying. The skeins include a single, 2-ply and a 3-ply (the largest skein). I am most proud of how much I progressed from the time I began spinning the alpaca to the time I completed the skeins.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to experiment!