Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spinning Silk

I am back to spinning some silk onto a core of purchased weaving yarn.
Currently my bobbin looks like this:
 The color there may be off a bit.  And the next one is one I think I showed a few weeks ago-that bobbin filled up and is now in a center pull ball.
Here are the supplies I am using this time.   The core yarn is a pale mint green (but it rarely shows in the finished product so the color doesn't matter.)  And the silk fluff is from Camaj Fiber Arts in Florida.
That cone of yarn is a huge one.  I am guessing it started at 3-5 pounds - I got it "slightly used" at a thrift store a couple of years ago and I haven't put a dent in it yet.

So, let me ask a question.  Would you be interested in seeing a video of how I do the core spinning? 
 I know that there are several videos on YouTube of "how to core spin" but it seems that everyone does it just a bit differently.  

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Barbara said...

I don't need the video Gene as I don't have a wheel and am currently hardly out of the gate with my drop spindle. But I'd watch it if others want it!

MarthaVA said...

Yes! Video please.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Yes! - Your videos are always very informative and entertaining - ;))

QuiltShopGal said...

While I don't have a wheel, I'm still interested in learning more. Thus, I'm interested if you create a video tutorial. Really beautiful. I think you'll most likely using this in your loom, but I'm wondering if you think this would work for couching? Either way, I look forward to seeing what you create with it.


Marlene said...

If you're willing to go to the work to produce a video on your own slant on core spinning I'd love to see it.

Janie said...

I would enjoy seeing a video on your core spinning technique.
Watching the creating process inspires me in my own challenges.