Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Soy Silk Handspun

I've been spending some time spinning. I finished up the soy silk I bought (splurged) on vacation. It's 100% soy silk, dyed by Conjoined Creations in the Age of Aquarius colorway. I only bought 4 ounces of it, and I wish I had bought more--it's really nice.

Well, it's really nice once I figured out how to handle it--I spun it from the fold, and it took me a while to get the hang of the joins. Swearwords might have been heard issuing from the Spinning Corner in the early stages. The dye they used did not penetrate all the fibers and a lot of the inside fibers were white. This produced a more swirled effect in my singles and when I plied it, but when I set the twist, there was a lot of bleeding, with the result of a more blended color, which varies from a grayish blue to bright turquoise.

This is the most even yarn I've produced so far. The pictures do not do the drape and sheen of the soy silk justice. It's just really lovely fiber, soft, silky, eminently pettable. I encourage all spinners to try it!


Kathy S. said...

smooth, like buttah

rose said...

The yarn is lovely.

Kat said...

Wow, very nice! I'm spinning up some undyed Soy Silk and loving it so far. Yours is quite inspiring!!