Thursday, April 24, 2008

How to draft

How to draft
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
Here, Stephenie's demonstrating how to draft effortlessly. She's done a bit of preparation on the roving by stretching it slightly, both lengthwise and slightly on the diagonal.

The Drafting Zone
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
See the drafting zone? This form of spinning is practically effortless. It relies on a precise tension of the brake - enough to resist pulling yarn off the bobbin, but not enough to pull the drafting yarn out of your hand as you draw back.

Spinning worsted
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
Here, Stephenie's spinning in a more worsted manner. The technique is worsted, good old inchworm stuff, but the preparation hasn't been combed. Therefore, it's not a true worsted, but more of a semi-worsted.

News on the fiber front: I got in to SOAR!! omg omgomg ... So, now my mind is racing around and I want to come up with a good project. Cotton, but of course! (what's that you say? What about all those fleeces?? ummmm, I'll get back to you on that.)


At 4:38 PM , Blogger Marie said...

Hey! You'll be in my neighborhood, drop by!

At 12:43 PM , Blogger beadlizard said...

I'm jealous!!!!! You'll get to see Carol and DSM...

Really enjoying your photos. Thank you.


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