Spinning Tuesdays: Color Blending Fail?

 

I’ve been spinning, but not a lot. I finished a 2-ply, color blending experiment with some Yarn Hollow roving.

2 colors of Yarn Hollow roving blended on one bobbin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I spun the second bobbin I was sure the resulting yarn would look really crappy, too contrasty, just like I don’t like. I almost pulled the yarn off of the bobbins and gave up on it.

These don't look blended at all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will admit I had problems spinning these rovings they were more compacted than usual and really didn’t want to draft together. I’m sure my spinning clouded my judgement because look at the resulting yarn

Blended just fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks blended, not too contrasty at all.  I’m glad I didn’t give up.

 

 

I plied some Bricolage Studios handpulled roving with sparkly thread. I love the sparkly it cuts through the meatiness of the single. I got the super sparkly thread from Threadart.

I can’t get a good photo of it from a distance, but here’s a close up

Sparkly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new SpinDoctor Podcast is up. Sasha and I report from Madrona, we are excited and silly.

 

What are you spinning this week?

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3 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: Color Blending Fail?

  1. Jennifer Crowley

    I’m working on some old carded roving I did for a while, just spinning some messy slubby yarn to break up all the fine spinning I tend to do. I find if I do something completely different, it keeps things more entertaining.

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