Dear Spinning Circle,

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We never got to the spin that I prepped this week and started spinning! We were busy talking about other things — I will share it next week!

Thank you for being here today, especially those who were able to make it to the Live Stream. I appreciate your time spent here in this place with me. I hope you feel most welcome because you are welcome here. 

Enjoy the show!

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There is a lot going on in our community! It’s a lot to cover and remind you of each week. If you are curious about what happens in our community, please click the links below, reach out to me: rachel @ welfordpurls (dot) com, or reach out on Instagram/Ravelry/Slack (if you are a Patreon member, @welfordpurls_admin). 


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Unbraided: The Art & Science of Spinning Colour – e-books here & book orders here

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51 Yarns SAL Group A here & Group B here

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On & Off the Needles & Bobbins

Finished Objects – Spinning

Sanjo Silk – Tasar

  • Discussed this project on The Wool Circle some weeks back (Episode 24 here)
  • Majacraft Suzie Pro, ratio 11.4:1 (anything higher was too much twist — gasp! I know!)
  • half-draft, continuous backwards, smoothing

Works in Progress – Spinning

Disdero Ranch Shetland

  • Spin for my Albini Cardigan by Orlane Sucche
  • Spinning woollen, allowing twist into the drafting zone & no smoothing
  • Light airy 3-ply, high twist angle for plying (durability and loft)

Works in Progress – Knitting

Love Note by Tin Can Knits

  • Small Bird Workshop 80/20 CVM/Mohair pin-drafted roving (handspun page here)
  • Spun on Ashford e-Spinner 3 – continuous backward draft, full draft & minimal smoothing
  • Knit swatch – 16 stitches per 4 inches with yarn HELD DOUBLE

 Albini by Orlane Sucche – on HOLD for more spinning

  • Disdero Ranch 100% Shetland 3-ply
  • woollen prep – pin-drafted roving, spun semi-worsted (continuous backwards w/o smoothing)
  • swatch gauge: 19 stitches x 4 inches

#07 Tunic Cardigan by Joan Forgione

  • Vogue Knitting 25 Year Anniversary Issue
  • Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Sand & Smoked
  • 4.00mm/US 7 for Mosaic knitting & 3.75mm/US 5 ribbing

Community Participation

For September, tell us about a blend you spun that you didn’t expect to be as wonderful as it was or a blend you are dreaming about spinning!

Episode thread here or comment below here on YouTube!

Breed & Colour Studies

Maggie (@nestingmag) shares: I finishing spinning my B&C study batt. I went for soft singles. I split the batt so that the yarn starts at the bright pink color then goes through the colors and back to pink. My plan is a shawl and I think I’ve picked a pattern – Big Waffle (boomerang) by Susan Ashcroft

Thank you so much for joining me today! 

Until then, Happy Spinning!

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