|Handpainted silk roving in yummy
colors. This picture shows a tiny sampler - only weighs about 0.1 oz! I call
these things "cinnamon rolls"...everyone seems to display their silk roving this
way to show off the colorways.
Tussah silk is extremely light & airy. It has a very slight crimp to it, making it easy to draft. I think it's easier to spin than Alpaca, which is extremely slick. Pros will have no problem spinning this stuff. With a careful touch, even beginners can produce a gorgeous yarn.
|Here are a few tips:
1. Predraft the roving - gently pull it lengthwise to make the fibers thin out slightly.
2. I usually spin a finer yarn than wool, so it requires more of a twist to hold the fibers together. Don't be afraid of over-twisting, as some of it will be lost during plying.
3. Hold your fingers about 2 inches apart when drafting and let the fibers slide across. If you hold your fingers too far apart, the fibers will drift apart completely!
|Here's a pic after I finished spinning
this stuff on a drop spindle. Amazing how different this looks. The colors
become darker as the fibers are compressed. I used the Navajo 3-ply technique to
preserve the color sequence.
The picture doesn't capture the luster this yarn has. It's absolutely stunning! I wish you could reach out & feel this stuff - it's heavenly!
|Handpainted Tussah Silk
Rovings "Cinnamon Rolls"
Get them before they're all gone! I only have 4 in stock currently...it takes a while to dye these things! =)
Dance" - VERY vibrant bold colors - bright crimson, cobalt blue,
lemon yellow and a few blends in between! All the colors of the
Summer's Dance roll #1 -
Dance roll #2 - 1.0 ounces
Dance roll #3 - 1.1 ounces
This one isn't quite as bright as the other two in a few areas. The red is pretty noticeable, though!
Spring" - this colorway features pastel shades of baby blue and light
Twilight Spring roll #1 -
interested in purchasing one of these "rolls", please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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