I seldom have the opportunity to just play around while spinning. Experimentation is a risk when your fiber source is finite and you have orders to fill. Which is why the gift of a few ounces of sample roving went far towards endearing Andrew, who runs our fiber processing mill, with me.
I really enjoyed spinning this fun tricolor roving. It felt kind of like spinning a marled yarn. I carefully drafted, or pulled, a small amount of fiber in each of the three colors into the yarn at once. It’s very easy to spin back and forth across the end of the roving, which would result in a single strand that changed color, instead of one that had all three colors all the time.
Does that make sense? It’s hard to explain.
Anyway, I think I could do better with practice, but I like the end result well enough. We’ll see what Andrew thinks.