March 11, 2011
On Monday I received the nicest gift from my new friend on Ravelry, Cateseye03.
She sent me a hand-dyed silk 'hankie' to spin. So I did a little research and learned that these are silk fibers stretched over a frame, sometimes square sometimes shaped like a 'bell'. You peel off layers, draft and spin them. In doing this research I learned that there are all sorts of kewl ways to order silk. Some are even pretty economical. Rather than try to educate you myself, I am placing a link here for the site that I learned the most from.
She sent me a pick up stick also. She says these are for helping her with her inkle weaving...I say it was 'my pleasure' as I made a new friend in the bargain. Even without the gifts. They are of course welcomed though as I have been lusting after doing some silk spinning.
So I took a couple of pictures and thought I would share them with you. Don't you just love the colors she chose. Coincidently I just completed a weaving for the Weave Along in the same colors.