Life after Work

Spinning Practice – Long Draw

2 Batts from Nikol

I did some sorting of the stash corner yesterday and came across two batts of wool/wool mix that I got from Nikol last year (I think they were included in my goody box when I bought my Fricke wheel) and decided it was time to seriously practice spinning a woolen yarn, using a long draw technique. It has taken a while for me to understand the difference between woolen and worsted yarn and I still get easily confused on the finer details. Based on the Joy of Handspinning website, a great resource by the way, I’ve been using the inch worm technique so far.

After spinning half of the red batt I don’t think I’ve gotten anywhere near proficient at the long draw technique although I did get a flow going and only broke the yarn a few times.

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