|A Wandering Elf||
One of the things I want to add to my swatch book is fabric with a Z spun warp and S spun weft. However, finding yarn that is S spun is not easy... and finding yarn that has both Z and S in the same yarn? Well, I have not yet found that at all. So I had an idea that I thought I would test out and so far, it seems to work! I took the cone of Z spun 10/1 wool singles yarn that I purchased for the start of this project and spun it in reverse. My first test, which used the spinning wheel, failed because I was getting too much tug from the wheel and it was pulling apart before it could get enough reverse twist in it to stay together. Works fantastically on the drop spindle though. So, I will spin a bit more and wet-finish it and test it in a piece of weaving and see how it works up. Looking forward to this (and especially looking forward to trying some spin-patterned weaving eventually)!
I am mother to a billion cats and am on journey to recreate the past via costume, textiles, culture and food.
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Blogroll of SCA & Costume Bloggers
Below is a collection of some of my favorite places online to look for SCA and historic costuming information.
More Amie Sparrow - 16th Century German Costuming
Gianetta Veronese - SCA and Costuming Blog
Grazia Morgano - 16th Century A&S
Mistress Sahra -Dress From Medieval Turku
Loose Threads: Cathy's Costume Blog
Mistress Mathilde Bourrette - By My Measure: 14th and 15th Century Costuming
More than Cod: Exploring Medieval Norway