It started like this.
A 7.6 oz. ball of naturally dyed Shetland and Alpaca roving I picked up from Handspun by Stefania at Rhinebeck. The blue is dyed with Indigo and the Brown is dyed using Madder.
Listening to my spinning teacher Claudia, I pre-drafted part of the ball so that I would not have to divide my concentration so much when spinning it.
It was not fully drafted but enough to make it easier to work with when I was at the wheel.
I have committed to learning how to do this, so on Saturdays when Claudia does not have a workshop at Countrywool, she hosts a 3 hour sit and spin at the shop from 12-3 and I go. I went this Saturday with my pre-drafted roving and spun.
and made this.
Hopefully this is showing how thin I was able to get the thread – which is what I wanted. (The photo missed focused and then the batteries died so I could not reshoot the last photo – sigh) I still have alot of roving left to spin another bobbin and then hopefully do better at plying. I may not be at my sister’s level, but I am getting better – and I’m excited!