Welcome to the new year!
Both exciting and terrifying. I am not working right now. Laid off for 3 months. Here we go!
I really enjoy spinning. It fills my hands nicely. I’m coming to the end of the fibre I have in the house. And an opportunity has presented itself. I can get my yarn into a store. Eeep. Well I’m not exactly ready. Nothing like plunging right in. Hmmm I must dye some yarns up! I need to get supplies to do it.
I’m finishing up some of the spinning projects now.
I made enough yarn to complete my facecloth. Its pretty rough. I will probably just wash it a few times to test what that does to the single ply yarn I cooked up.
Its got quite a neat feel. I don’t think a lot of the dye will remain. I didn’t really dye the fibre up well. Not much seems to have fixed in.
I’m still spinning every day. My hemp is getting more even. Yay!
I made a 2 ply yarn from the hemp yarn and the banana yarn I made.
Banana fibre yarn
Blended into a 2ply
And I made a beanie from the 121 gram ball it made.
I’m calling it a hempanana beanie. I can’t wait to get a larger variety of fibres to try out now. I want to make a hat next!