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Andean Plying

I have been spinning almost every day during Tour de Fleece. I have been so inspired  seeing photos of what everyone else is spinning and posts about what they are learning!

 One of my goals during the tour was to learn Andean plying. So this morning I hunkered down and followed some links to diagrams and online videos. At first what looks like a relatively simple technique twisted my brain. But I took several breaks and persevered. The picture below shows some yarn I plyed yesterday from shingles I had spun the last couple of days. The drop spindle has what was left on one bobbin successfully and plyed after numerous practice runs with waste yarn. I have been so grateful to see the work of so many wonderful spinners online and be able to learn from them during this event.

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 Day 5 Plying, Spindling and a Silky

An overcast morning cleared into a beautiful sunny afternoon. It was a great day for my next installment of Tour de Fleece spinning. This morning I felt like working with my drop spindle for a while.

While I was spinning my silky terrier Spencer was resting from a rousing round of chase the weasels and birds.

This afternoon’s results are from plyiing the singles from Days 2 to 4.

While I was plying in my studio the bird feeder hanging outside the window was visited by sparrows, goldfinches and a tree squirrel. None of them seemed to mind that I was spinning in the studio about 3 feet away from the window.
What a glorious day!

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