IN June at the last meeting of the guild before summer a guild challenge was arraigned. It is called Fiber Poker. the Ide is to get you out of your comfort zone and get you to try something different. In my case I am playing spinning poker. There are several stacks of cards and you have to pick one from each to get your challenge the stacks represent different aspects of yarn: colour, fiber, type of yarn, general design. I picked colour: two colours; fibre: goat; type of yarn: 3-ply; general design: include beads. the roles say you can return one card and repick but that it but just one. The first step was to get some Mohair. I got some combed top and some locks.
I decided that the easiest thing to do was thread beads onto the locks and them spin them in as I go.
I used this handy tool that is for helping to floss your teeth when you have braces.
The top was sticky so not easy to spin. I did manage to add some beads but it was a struggle. I took it off on to an empty weaving yarn cone.
I have the second single done.
I have one more to go. Originally I thought I would do a navaho or chain ply to get my 3 ply but I think the beads being large would end up making very frustrating. I think it may be very frustrating anyway. We will see. You will notice that there isn’t much yarn with beads. It will be a very small skein of yarn but there was no min length so this will do. I am not enjoying the spinning but that’s ok . Now I have tried it I never have to again. 😀 I have to have it done by September 11. I think I will make it.