I received my June Box from Paradise Fibers just in time for Tour De Fleece! Their Suggestion was to spin this Bloom Roving in a manner different from how it would normally be spun by me. One of the suggestions was to spin it in the Monet style. Well I had no idea what that meant, so I had to investigate. From what I can find out, without paying for the book or article which I might do in the near future, this is a method of spinning where a top is divided in half then half is spun straight from the top and the second half is spun from a carded preparation. (rolags seemed to be what I saw). Given these parameters I finished off my bobbin from the first day, split my top down the middle and started looking at it. Half I wound onto my wrist distaff, the picture on the right, and the other half I decided I would take into work to card up. (My drum carder and hand carders are living at work until my workshop series is over).
I’ve been watching the Craftsy Video Spinning From Woolen to Worsted by Jacey Boggs Faulkner. She has some great suggestions on getting a more even yarn and how to spin more thoughtfully. Given that advice I am attempting to spin this yarn more thoughtfully and at a smaller, more consistent, diameter. My progress from Day 2 is on the bobbin. I am enjoying this spinning experience and hope that I am becoming a better spinner.