Welcome to Friday Spin Along! I will be hosting this link party throughout Tour de Fleece 2016 so feel free to link up anytime during that period.
Today I am spinning some lovely Spruce Dragon, LLC Blue Faced Leicester fiber. It is 75% Blue Faced Leicester and 25% Tussah Silk and is just splendid to the touch. Jan Seltman, the owner, used to spin with us all the time until she moved to the other side of the mountain. A couple years ago, at one of our all day spin-ins, she taught me how to spin silk on the fold. Last summer we spun at her house and I shared photos with you of her incredible dyeing studio and the amazing projects on her loom.
Tour de Fleece 2016 starts tomorrow and I am prepping fiber. I have two goals for this tour. My first goal is t0 finish up the Spruce Dragon fiber that is on my wheel and to ply it. Two bobbins already await plying and there are two more yet to spin.
My second goal is to spin the lovely Tour de Fleece 2016 Three Waters Farm braid I posted about earlier this week. With this, I’ve decided to spin long stretches of color which will most likely be knit into stripes on a pair of socks. This afternoon I am separating the colors into piles and then I will weigh each color and divide it into half. I will spin each half and then ply the two halves together into a 2-ply.