Stash Diving!

The last time I went stash diving it was for yarn. This time it was for fiber. I have a plastic bin full of samples of fiber from when I was subscribed to The Spinning Box when I was active on Facebook. I have more fiber than I will ever use and I am no longer interested in Facebook but I enjoyed getting my boxes in the mail.

I have plenty of combed top to pick from to blend with the samples in the top photo.

I have a blending board as well as a drum carder and wool combs so I am all set to blend fiber for spinning. I’d like to prep enough fiber for eight ounces, enough for two full bobbins on my Kromski Sonata and just do a bit of sampling as I go for some specialty yarn for a weaving project for when the summer heat keeps me indoors. I’d like to mix specialty yarn for weft with some smoothly spun dyed top for warp on the loom.

Rolags are very easy to make on the blending board when you want to spin some woolen yarn.

This is the type of yarn I get from spinning the rolags in the other photo. I spin the singles yarn and then wind it off as a center pull ball for plying or use my Andean Plying Tool. I think a combination of woolen spun for weft and worsted spun for warp would be a nice combination.

I will dust off the floor loom and weave something colorful, probably a few scarves for gifts.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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