After my friend D & I had been blathering on to Miss E from Evoke about what fun it is to make/spin a fibre sandwich, we decided to take over the table in her store & just MAKE one! It was only a smallish sandwich, as there were only 4 of us (Miss N - baby spinner joined the fun), so it was nice & easy to just divide it into 4 equal parts. Here's mine:
We had all kinds of fluff including silk roving, but decided to hold off on the wilder things we could add. No marshmallows! (Cotton balls)
I decided to use this:
To create these:
Which spun into singles looked a little like this:
And plied together to produce 150 grams of this:
Now what? It's more pinky than the photo suggests, & quite smooth. About an 8ply. I really like the way it's turned out - I've never plied a fibre sandwich with itself before. It's muted the bits of stark white quite nicely & happily there don't seem to be any spots where white is plied with white.
Hmmm - I was feeling a little stressed while I was spinning it & therefore it's slightly overspun (bad habit I know, whenever I'm tense it transfers into my spinning no matter what I do). Maybe a hat or two for my market bag?