Sunday 5 October 2014

mesclats (spun)

My first time blending two colours of fibre together with my hand combs to produce a mixed yarn - “mesclats” - yarn. I’m delighted with the fuzzy texture and espeacially the colourway.


Ingredients: 35g of washed fleece, blended together whilst carding. The fleeces used were  white (20g) and brown (crossed) (15g) Berrichon du Cher, from Gèdre.

Carding:The two fleeces were blended together whilst on the handcombs before being rolled into rolags.
Spinning: Two singles spun from rolags in the Z direction, using a semi-worsted technique.
Plying: two singles plied in the S direction until balanced. 
Finishing: Wound off into a skein, washed and dried weighted to set the ply.
Quantity: 44g giving 44m of finished yarn
WPI: 9
Yarn Weight: DK


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