My birthday is this week (June 10, 48) and to start my party week I spun cashmere from Deb Robson’s Must Spin list.
Wow, just wow! I loved spinning this. I was intimidated at first, but I did some research and watched the cashmere part of Judith MacKenzie’s Luxury Fibers DVD set. The key is enough twist for short fiber, but not as much as slippery short fiber twist. The cashmere clings quite nicely to itself, and the top preparation helps by organizing the fibers and culling the super short fibers for you.
I spun supported long draw and the yarn and swatch were soft and so light. Yes, I could cover my entire body in cashmere and be happy.
A copy of Deb Robsonâ€™s DVD set, Handspinning Rare Wools, retail $34.95. Thank you to Interweave Press for the donation.
Spinning Loft fiber sampler
And a raw fiber, Fleece and Fiber Soucebook sampler from The Spinning Loft, similar to the one Iâ€™m spinning over these 10 weeks. Big thanks to Beth for providing the sampler.
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Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com