As promised, here is my Module Seven Yarn photos. I spun these several weeks ago and just managed to get some photos taken this week. Also of note, is that I spun Module Six in the morning and Module Seven in the evening. Two totally different and unique yarns which required two widely different styles of spinning and plying techniques. Make sure you see Mod 6 yarns as well.
I used the same 15.5 Micron Merino commercially prepared combed top in white. I spun one ply a bit finer than usual with a bit more twist and evenness than usual. I spun the other ply with throwing it at the wheel. I spun slubs, thin bits, thick bits….anything I could to make the texture wild and crazy. I plyed the thick slubby wild single spirally around the thin even tightly controlled one to get a lovely slub flame spiral yarn. This is super soft and a very comforting sort of yarn but still has strength due to the tight controlled spun single.
This completes the spinning portion of my course with seven stunning yarns all created from the same 15.5 micron Merino commercial prepared combed top in white.
My focus in this course was creating the seven yarns using the same prep and wool in the same white color while creating 7 obviously unique and different textured yarns due to the ply structure and spinning technique only. It was a challenge that I set for myself and I think I achieved it.
Now for the preparation that will be Module 8 and constructing a final project that will use some of all seven yarns in the final item. Stay tuned because I have a fantastic final project planned. It will involve circular weaving, rigid heddle weaving, wet felting, free form crochet and a lot of creativity.