i love spinning thin

i really, really do.
this is bfl beautifully dyed by laila.
spun cobweb thin on my vintage french spindle.
these pics are before the yarn was set.
isn't it amazing when singles retain the wool's crimp?

it's on my list of goals for the year to spin and knit an orenberg shawl.
i've been getting ready for this for a while..
i have the russian goat-down (still unwashed)..
the silk to ply it with (it's thread-plied, ultra-thin)..
a variety of spindles, although not the russian one i'm coveting...
and the pattern.

better start soon..


  1. Beautiful color and so fine...looks like hair! I am impressed :)

  2. Hi Drucilla : ) I think I've finally figured out how to leave you a comment, ha : ) I've been trying for a while since I love, love, love your blog and all your art. especially your spinning !!! I am currently taking a wheel spin class and we've started with the drop spindle, which I've been trying for over a year on my own to no avail but I haven't given up hope !! anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and let you know I'm sooo inspired to just keep trying on my spindle and learn the wheel, maybe that is my calling ?? thank you for your the encouragement you give me : ) sorry, I tend to rattle on when I'm excited, ha : )
    Blessings, Sandra in AZ, USA

  3. hi sandra!! i wish you were around here and we could sit and spin and ramble!! thanks so much for your kind words. best of luck with learning to spin, it can be difficult at first, but if the wheel is calling you, then you must heed her!! xxoo

  4. hi again : ) now this makes me happpppy !!! that I was able to finally leave you a comment AND that you answered toooo - thank you, hahha !! meee tooo - wish we could sit and spinnnnn and spinnnnn and ramble onnn, hahaha : ) there is absolutely no one around here that spins, spindle or wheel, or at least that "i" have found ohhhhhh welllll : ) hope you are having a wonderful day/weeek !!!
    Blessings, Sandra in AZ, USA : )

  5. Thin is so amazing to me...that it can still hold together.

  6. This looks like a true miracle to me ! (can't spin .... daughter wants to learn it ...)
    Must be wonderful to work with, and continue where you left off

  7. This looks like a miracle to me ! (can't spin ... daughter wants to learn it)
    Must be wonderful to work with, continue where you left off

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