0 0 Michael Michael2009-03-24 20:07:002009-03-24 20:07:00More happy bobbins
More happy bobbins
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I found out that I can do this in the course of a (longish) evening:
That’s a bobbin full of four-strand tram. I can do the tram much faster, because it’s twisted about five times per inch, instead of 20. This is going to be a soft, shiny yarn for embroidery.
It’s cool that you can see the difference in twist just from the sheen… the shiny one on top is the tram, five twists per inch; the one on the bottom is three-strand singles for organzine, at 20 twists per inch.
you spun that? wow…. what are you starting from ? cocoons?
what do you spin on for those?
i am always impressed, but those are indeed shiny….
It’s reeled filament silk. I’m just adding twist. Formerly, this was a huge bottleneck for me – it was VERY slow to twist using a 7:1 wool wheel, and difficult to keep it regular using the much faster electric wheel. Now, with the Lendrum, I can combine fast and regular, and get pretty good even results.
Want to see it coloured! 🙂