The magpie and goblin fractal spin.

So browsing the world of Fbook as you do and this beautiful flash of colours appear. I’m currently trying to save for wonderwool Wales. But this just sang to me. Fractal spinning with out the weighing. Now that’s my cup of tea. Check this out.

Such beautiful fluffy fiber.

A magpie took my money!

So when it arrived, Tinkerbell (my Ashford joy) and I set about spinning this and it was a dream. The purpose of the rolags and the batt is fiber that has been split up in to equal weight. You spin the batt for a long colour change, then spin the rolags for a quicker colour change then you set out to ply the two together. This works up at being a fractal spin.

This is the rolags spin.
The batt spun up and then turned in to a cake.
Left is batt right is rolags

I always cake my spun yarns before I ply them. I find that this is a great way of using all the yarn even if one of the cakes runs out before the other one. I will show why, further down.

I find that this is difficult to do when the yarn is still on the bobbin.

So I have plyed the yarns and one had finished before the other. Then I’m left with this little ball of excess yarn. So what I do I take the other end of the cake and attach it to where it’s finished and start to ply that small amount back on its self. So then no yarn is left behind.

Ply in action
On the niddy noddy
Such a flash of colour

long change of colours mixed with a the short colour changes are just a dream.

Also all the neps of silk added in this combination just makes it even more magical.

So quick recap, the fiber mixture in this is a mouth watering, raw silk, tussah silk, bfl, and merino and if you like the look of this and or want to have a go at fractal spinning with out all the fuss of having to weigh it out the crew at magpie and goblin have got that covered.

Don’t believe me see for yourself then pop along to magpie and goblin

Also keep a eye out for the goats. 🐐

Now off to set the twist.

Take care x

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