Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Steph's handwoven shirt


Steph's shirt
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
This is a shirt that Stephenie spun - it's all handspun cotton singles, woven in shadow weave. It is amazing.



The hooked stick
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
Yeah, Steph's mugging for the camera. She's a goofball, just like I am. See the stick in her right hand? It's just a piece of wire, with a bent end. She's showing how to sample-spin fibers, so you know how they'll act before buying. It's the most ancient form of spinning. See the variations in the thickness of the spun yarn? That's because this roving is a blend of mohair and wool, and the variation in how it spins shows in the thickness of the yarn.


Ercil and her hooked stick
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
Ercil devised this very simple and elegant storage solution for her hooked stick.


Any requests for more information on the hooked stick? It's pretty simple, especially if you already spin. You can rotate it in your hand, which is rather slow, or you can roll it down your leg.

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