Friday, March 12, 2010
Caribbean Coils and Waves
I've been working on this coiled yarn spinning technique, and I think I am finally at the point were I can make a fairly consistent coiled yarn. Here's my yarn on the bobbin, I started this last weekend at a spinning retreat held by a fiber guild I belong to. I took my time with the technique, it was slow going at first, but I was able to pick up a little speed as things progressed. I finished plying the rest of the bobbin at home the next day. I'm happy with my progress, I love the chubby coils in this beautiful colorway.
I was pleased that my coils stayed intact after the yarn was washed and the twist was set. There were a couple that needed some TLC in the way of reshaping, I could see that I hadn't anchored those coils properly to the core yarn, so they scooched around a bit during their bath.
Using the same roving, I spun up a little skein of waves to go along with the skein of coils. Yum, love those colors!
Hope everything's going great for you! Blessings Friends!
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