Spinning for the Tour de Fleece

During the month of July, there is a professional bike race in France called the Tour de France.  Wool spinners celebrate this race by participating in the Tour de Fleece.  I dusted off my Kromski spinning wheel and managed to pedal (spin) a few hundred yards of Shetland wool.IMG_3506.jpgIMG_3499.jpgI played around with some thread plying on another of my single hand spun yarn.  The type of thread made a big difference in the final look of the yarn.   The lighter color was plied with a rayon variegated thread.IMG_3504.jpgThe darker yarn was plied with a thicker variegated cotton thread.  What a change!IMG_3503.jpgOn a different note, we had quite a storm last week in Southern Arizona.  It’s our “monsoon” season and normally we get afternoon thunderstorms, a lot of lightning and thunder, not much rain.  This time it rained 1 3/8 inches, enough to get a stream running down the street plus about 10 minutes of pea size to marble size hail.IMG_3498.jpgIMG_3494.jpgWe really can’t complain, we need every single drop.

See ya,

Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing


About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist turned glass artist. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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1 Response to Spinning for the Tour de Fleece

  1. Nice to see some spinning going on! I like the comparison of the two skeins with different plying thread…a great experiment! Stay safe from that hail!!!!

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