Spinning FO: Burning Embers Silk

So that’s what skein winders are for! This is 2 ply silk, looking suspiciously thin:

Thin silk skein.

2oz hand-dyed tussah silk from Spunky Eclectic in Burning Embers

364 yds, wheel-spun 2 ply, fingering to laceweight.

Three hundred and sixty four yards! Skeined this on a niddy noddy and it took a while. I spun it as an experiment to see how thin I could get the singles. Thin silk was easier to achieve than thin wool, but I made the goal of fingering weight or thinner. Also learned more about what the tension on the wheel should be with this skein. I think it turned out pretty well.

3 thoughts on “Spinning FO: Burning Embers Silk”

  1. Pretty well? It turned out beautifully! šŸ™‚ I’ve only ever spun her wool roving, but I bet her silk is just as well prepared and fun to spin.

    Now, what to do with the yarn? šŸ™‚ Lace scarf, maybe?…

  2. Wow! It is unbelievable! I jusr can’t believe how thin it is! Hopefully the OT at work will end soon so I can spin again!!!

  3. Beautiful and great yardage, too!

    Bloglines tells me you posted a short story and then took it down before I had a chance to comment on it. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. You are a wonderful writer!

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