A 'FILL IN' PROJECT
I was hoping to find an unspun hand dyed roving but finding non I turned instead to some batts I had made for sale. I decided to try some fractal spinning.
Fractal spinning is a fancy name for a particular way to divide up your coloured fibre for spinning.
I divided each batt into its component colours. The first I spun in the order it was in the original batt, navy, blues, lime and green.
The second batt I divided further, each colour in half. (12.5 g each)The second half of each colour I divided in half again. (6.25g each)
I began spinning the four individual colours on one bobbin. (Unfortunately I didn't take a photo)
on a second bobin I spun the 12.5 g of each of the colours in the same order as before. After which I spun 6.5 gram of each followed by the remaining fibre.
With all the 'singles' spun I began to ply them together, intending there to be 2 skeins of 100g.
Part way through this process some small visitors, attracted to my spinning wheel and its interesting mechanical possibilities, broke the yarn, but no harm was done. So, the first 100g skein became 2 skeins, those at the top of the photo.
Today I have wound the washed skeins, hoping I have the colour sequence correct, into three nice, squishy centre pull balls ready for knitting.