Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Silkworker

Inspired by an FT friend, I went upstairs to photograph my handspun yarn made from roving purchased from the silkworker. Carol Weymar does a lovely job of dyeing silk, as well as blending silk into romney wool batts. The wool/silk blend is what I ordered, in a vibrant colorway called "powerball". I was hoping this roving might make me lucky ;-)

Here's a photo of the yarn all spun up. There is no such thing as natural light in the Pacific Northwet, or maybe there is, but that light is gray. The best I could manage was to open up the Ott light and fire away. This photo is the closest to the beauty in real life:

The wool is a really deep navy, with shots of electric blue and purple silk shining brightly throughout. I haven't metered the yarn yet, but I am sure there is enough to make a lovely, drapey scarf.

3 comments:

CarolineF said...

That's lovely! I have always admired her stuff on eBay and been too cheap to order any...

Melanie said...

Ooh, that's gorgeous stuff! You've done a great job of spinning it up.

Jan in ND said...

Beautiful spinning, Jen. I love the way the texture of the two fibers play off against each other. Sheen and shine!