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never stop spinning

April 10, 2013

I read somewhere that it took 5 spinners to keep a weaver in yarn in the days when textiles were made by hand

I use approximately 50%  handspun in my weaving but it certainly is piling up

spinning 143

kiraku kozo washi spun into yarn, with 3 sheets of kakishibu dyed paper waiting

spinning 154

Fox Fiber cotton spun on my new Turkish drop spindle, there is still a little left to spin

spinning 152

 incredibly soft silk/cashmere blend spun on the drop spin, plied with reeled silk, 2 more oz. to spin

spinning 153

waiting its turn, Merino wool/silk blend

time for some colour

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2013 2:43 pm

    you are a very fine spinster, jean, such lovely work. looks like moths made it, well, they made some of it, but you know what i mean, such a fine hand.


    • April 11, 2013 2:51 pm

      Thanks, Velma – interesting word – spinster. I had a great aunt who lived to 103 and she was truly a spinster. And a wonderful sock knitter.


  2. April 11, 2013 9:43 am

    I was just thinking that I just might like to hide in my studio and spin all day. I love all the colors of your spinning here and the addition of color is sublime. What a wonderful thing to do, this simple spinning!


    • April 11, 2013 10:12 am

      Kristin – taking a day off to just spin is such a luxury, wish I did it more often.
      Renee – thanks, it is such a pleasure to spin with these lovely fibres


  3. Renee permalink
    April 11, 2013 9:43 am



  4. neki desu permalink
    April 11, 2013 12:28 am



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