Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Short Draw

We learned short draw techniques tonight in my advanced spinning class. Or rather, I refined them because I had done some short draw spinning before, purely by accident. It's a great way to spin short fibers and also to spin worsted. If you are wanting to spin a lusterous fiber, it will keep a lot of its luster when you spin it worsted (not fuzzy). We are supposed to spin yak in our last class but I will be in Tucson, Arizona at the Gem and Fossil show. We leave this Friday (1 more day) and I can't wait. I am going with friends and visiting my parents there, so what could be better? All that and semi-precious beads! We will be in heaven for sure since Mom and Dad have a hot tub. Not to mention lots of sun.

Off to get some sleep and figure out what to pack. The hand spindle goes for sure!

1 comment:

Perdita said...

This is great info to know.