I see Dust Bunnies as a good thing; it’s a clear signal that I’m working often at the loom; of course, anywhere else in the house I’m not so keen on seeing them!
Like a lot of Weavers I came upon weaving as a way to utilize my handspun fibre. As a break from weaving I love to sit at my Lendrum wheel and just feel the fibre run through my fingers. Here’s a peek at my current spinning project.
I had white and blue merino sliver in my stash and found them a bit uninspiring; a blend would be the way to go; so, at the recent Ponderosa Weavers Guild Spin In, in Kelowna I purchased a lovely grass green sliver that I knew would liven up the other two colours.
I pulled 12” sections from the green sliver and fanned it open; in each section I placed a small amount of the white and blue wool. I then rolled the green sliver around its filling and made little snails.
I think that they look very lovely as they wait for spinning, and are looking exciting as a spun single too.
I really like the way the blue and white perked up the green fleece!
Fresh and I'm sure more interesting to spin.
That's not a dust bunny....in my old (English) home when I was a kid, we called that a collywobble!
The breed in the corners and have been known to crawl up a pant leg as they move room to room.
Larger versions were used on the old Star Trek series as Tribbles.
What a great idea for blending colors without a drum carder. I have spun with two or three different colors before but have not prepared them the way you have. I simply drew them out thinly and held them next to each other. I think I like your way better. And yes, I do love to spin just to spin. It just feels good.
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