For the first time – in time ^-^ to report on my spinning for the challenge. The technique for May is Corespinning where loose fibres or an already spun yarn is wrapped around the base/core yarn. New to me but once I started I didn’t want to stop and am delighted with the results.
this bit is from naturally dyed fibres; gorse, madder, brazilwood, eucalyptus and natural grey merino
and this is a mix of naturally and man made dyed fibres
It’s hard not to love this technique – it enables all the colourful fibres to show their full beauty as the yarn is being wrapped almost diagonally around the core. I used commercially spun 3 ply yarn choosing colours along the way. Overtwisting is the danger but when simmered gently for a short time and dried naturally it straightened wonderfully. Big thank you for this tip goes to my spinning advisor Renata from B.ena.