Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Roving Tale

As the roving tale begins, it appears thus. Coming from a black-faced leister, this is a wonderful wool that spins so lovely!

After a good spinning, it is left in singles for a shawl and hot wet set. This is done by putting the yarn into a pot of very hot water (no more than 200-degrees or it will felt) and allowed to soak up all the water and Eucalin it wishes.

Remove from the but do not wring or twist in any way. If anything, squeeze gently.

Then, back into the hot water for the rinse.

Allow drip, drip, drip, with a slight weight on the bottom, until it is dry.

Once it is dry, wind on the ball winder and decide what it will grow up to become. I think this will be a lovely lacey shawlette.


  1. I like how you said that..... what will this grow up to become. Hope you'll show us photos when 'she' graduates!

    Happy creating..............

  2. Very interesting Matty. Working with natural fibers like this must be so satisfying. I know how simply working with fabric sends me into another realm.


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