I was very pleased to receive a complimentary bag of alpaca sliver with my Louet s90. And as it was free I could learn spinning with second thoughts :-)
For the first exercise I span one thick and one thin single and then plied them together. The major problem as I see it was not enough twist, but I am learning.
Another training. Today I've bought some rayon fibers to learn how to spin synthetic ones. To make the task interesting, I bought four colours in hope to combine them in the process. So far yellow and blue. I suspect I still give less twist than necessary. Will see...
Could not believe that my growing-strawberries-from-tiny-seeds project will be successful until I finally tasted one baby berry :-) And although it was not the best strawberry I've ever tasted, it was the best one grown on a window sill. (There are two different types, even though they look very similar).
My first rag rug was supposed to be woven from fabric strips. But I could not dare to cut five yards of cotton I bought at Joann.com specially for this purpose. Some of the fabric was used for terry towelettes. The rest is stashed.
Warp - thick sewing thread in black, red and lilac (doubled).
12" heddle sleyed every other hole giving around 5 epi
Weft - T-yarn in dark blue, blue and gray.
Regardless all my efforts and constant use of the temple, the edge turned out weavy. Partially I blame the yarn as each colour had a different degree of elasticity.
On the whole I am happy with the result - the rug is very thick and soft and spongy!
Finished size - 185 x 59.