And then you sit and ply…

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there.

and then you skein, and then degum… and then you get organzine!

Here’s a comparison of the 4×2 and the 2×2… they’re not all that different, until you start working them up in larger amounts – and then the weight of the fabric shows.

While I was degumming, I made up some new lace-weight – this is 15 filaments per ply, two-ply:

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  1. admin
    admin says:

    A little of both. Some of the 2×2 organzine is going to a lace-maker in San Antonio; some of it, I want to weave up and see what kind of gauge I can get. The 15×2 organzine is going to a friend of mine to be knitted up into a lace scarf, but I need to make another couple of skeins first. I’m also aiming some of this at class samples for SOAR in October – these are some of the Six Slick Silks that students will be throwing.

  2. blue_chicory
    blue_chicory says:

    My hands are too rough right now to be able to do anything with that stuff, but it looks like fun. I’m taking off my french doe’s coat, and I keep getting fuzz caught on my gardener’s hands. I should try worms sometime, but I think I might always prefer my fuzz-ball rabbits. Worms = interesting and cool but not so snuggly 🙂 But very different to work with…hmm. New project? Have to read up.

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