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slow and steady

November 24, 2016

winding all that fine silk into ballsp1100934it took a full day and a half – with overtime

you just wind and wind and think and take lots of tea breaks

p1100933each ball took more than an hour to wind

some of the yarns were quite tangled from the dyeing process

p1100927as they are very fine there is a lot of yardagep1100926but finally!

and I realize why they have all been resting in the cupboard

I really didn’t want to do the winding

not all of the colours will be used in the next project

but at least now they are all ready to use

p1100928this is the crepe one with over-twisted bumps – like little pearls

now to wind the warp!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    November 26, 2016 2:02 pm

    those silks!!! and what a nifty ball winder!


    • November 26, 2016 2:33 pm

      Velma – imagine feeding all those silk worms! and then reeling the silk. When grandson Iain was little he would come in the front door and head straight for the ball winder – he loved winding balls but I never let him have silk.


  2. November 25, 2016 7:55 am

    Can’t wait to see what you’re going to make next!


  3. Kristin permalink
    November 25, 2016 7:38 am

    Beautiful silk! It does take extreme patience to handle sticky silk, but worth it! And the colors are so nice. Love the little pearls :). Are these all two ply?


    • November 25, 2016 9:27 am

      Kristin – there is a variety of very different yarns, several reeled silks from Japan that are quite stiff and wirey, a couple soft 2 ply, the little pearls bought in Vancouver at the silk place.


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