Aprils assignment for spinningchallenge was navajo-plying, with or without beads. Here are the results:
Rukkikuiskaaja: She used finnish alpaca with 3mm beads. She let the single rest for a week before plying and thought that plying was easy but quite slow.
Rukki ja rautapata: Sanski spun her yarn from mulberry- and tussahsilk, using 2-2,5 mm beads. 2 50 gram skeins with over 200m of yarn and 13 grams of beads in each.
Kehruuttaa: Chiengora yarn (Estrela Mountain Dog), 108g/250m (in last picture). He thought of spinning another yarn with beads but ran out of time – maybe we’ll see it next month?
Elämää ja elektroniikkaa: Another chiengora yarn: samoyed/falkland-sheep -mix, 180g/250m before washing.
And then some pictures:
Susikehrääjä’s first ever navajo-plied yarn:
Alicia’s yarns. White one is rose fibre, others are finnsheep with beads.
I chose green merino and brown finnsheep:
Brown yarn was spun first, as a practice. I spun 50 grams of merino with beads, 50 grams without, planning to knit a shawl of somekind some day. One more item to my to-do -list. There’s 100g/565m of merino and 50g of finnsheep before adding beads.