|Merino/Romney wool and silk noil|
But what to do with it? Well, I had this bag of natural silk noil laying around just waiting for a project and I couldn't see dyeing either perfect ingredients so... blend them! Silk noil, if you're not familiar with it are the left-overs from the carding process. They're nits and nubbins and bits of papery cocoons that are basically undesirable to the fine silk fabric industry - great for spinners though. So I carded them together and got this soft pillowy blanket of smell-good fluff. Yay!
|The batts of Ghost Town, ready to spin|
Spinning was delightful as it simply slipped through my fingers. I plied it, a rather thick yarn for my antique machine. It is absolutely beautiful and soft and has that smell... like an old restored building, a hundred years, thousands of memories, humanity and decay. I can't really describe how much it affects me, words seem trivial and I wonder if I'll be able to sell it.
|The finished yarn.|