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spinning in the rain

November 12, 2021

the weather is grey and wet

it is a challenge to fit in a daily walk without getting soaked

but the ducks are loving it

and the municipality is working on the creek

mushrooms are popping up everywhere – so far none are the dyeing kind

I’ve been avoiding the damp while sitting by the fire spinning

silk hankies or mawata are strong, in order to spin a fine yarn I tear them into pencil thin roving and wind them into a ball

three different fibre types all from the same colour way, but they spun up slightly differently

at the top are the hankies

then the silk roving and finally the silk/wool blend

if you click on the picture you can clearly see the variations in colour and fibre

and there is still the silk/camel blend and the angora which I’ll hand card with Merino wool and silk

I loved this package so much I’ve ordered it in a different colourway – as it may well keep raining!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2021 1:43 pm

    We just had a touch of what summer might be like, last week – glorious sun and warmth – which in turn mean changing the heat pump to aircon. Then it disappeared, it’s not cold but it’s rather on the wet side, no sun and therefore gloomy as. Been reading a lot…

    Love your colours and fibre…


    • November 13, 2021 10:43 pm

      Catherine – we have had strange weather most of the year – from a heat dome in the summer when 590 (in one week) people died from the excessive heat, to major forest fires and a second atmospheric river in a month. Don’t want to think what the winter may have in store.

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  2. November 13, 2021 8:37 am

    Such a beautiful colour, that pale coral…


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    November 13, 2021 3:24 am

    That sounds a lovely way to avoid getting wet! I love the way the different combinations give different effects. So much to learn, so many experiments to do!


    • November 13, 2021 10:42 am

      Sue – as Kjerstin has pointed out we are now experiencing another atmospheric river. Another warning that climate change is real and it is here now.

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  4. November 12, 2021 4:45 pm

    Soggy days – and another atmospheric river on the way apparently, sigh!


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