Monday, September 7, 2015

On the Spindle - Polwarth and Silk Blend



Spinning Polwarth / Silk Fiber

 
 
I recently purchased some 85 percent Polwarth /  15% Silk blend of fiber.  Polwarth is a breed of sheep that is a cross between merino and lincoln sheep.  Polwarth fiber is next to skin soft and has a nice staple length  that makes it easy to spin even using a hand spindle.  It has been a joy to spin!  I am hoping to get around five hundred yards of two ply yarn off of this four ounces of top roving. 
 
 
 
 
 

 Do you have any experience spinning polwarth? I would love for you to share your handspun so you are welcome to link in the comments!
 



18 comments:

  1. Good morning! Your yarn is beautiful! I don't have any experience with spinning but we do raise merino sheep :) Perhaps one day! I hope your summer was lovely!

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    1. Good morning Jes! Thank you so much! So nice to see you here this morning! Oh yes! You have to learn to spin your beautiful merino wool!

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    2. And thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! Hope you are doing well :)

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    3. No...thank you! I have been so busy that had you not stopped by I would have forgotten to link in. It was a pleasant surprise to hear from you! I hope you are doing well too Jes!

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  2. Polwarth/silk is my favorite thing to spin, hands down. It's such a happy, fluffy cloud!

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    1. This was my first time spinning polwarth. I am a happy gal spinning this fiber!

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  3. I've never spun yarn, but your description and photos makes me want to give it a try. What a heavenly shade of pink! Thanks for sharing this post at Five Star Frugal. I look forward to getting to know you! Love, Mimi xxx

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  4. It is so much fun and so relaxing to me Mimi. I hope you will give it a try! And thank you for your kind comments and for stopping in! Blessings, Barbara

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  5. Oh my, what beautiful yarn, my dear! The color is truly stunning :) Thank you for sharing your lovely self with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

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    1. You are very sweet Stephanie! Thank you for hosting!

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  6. pretty! Kristina likes to spin, I will have to give her the heads up!

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  7. The wool is an absolutely beautiful color! I wish I knew how to spin, and someday I will, because it's on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing your art work (that's what I call it) and know-how!

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    1. You are welcome Vickie! Thank you for your kind comments! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do if you give it a "spin".

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  8. I just adore the colors. What fun....have never tried this.

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  9. Very pretty! I have never tried Pokworth-I may just have to try some now :)

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