Spinning FLYFEL®-tops

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  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
  • J00089 Spinning FLYFEL<sup>®</sup>-tops
FLYFEL®-tops are tops made from finest, supersoft merino wool.
Just perfect for extremely delicate nuno-felt objects... but also for wonderful spinning projects.
The silk, as well as the merino wool, can effortlessly be drawn in almost any desired thickness, and almost seems to spin by itself. ;)
Using the short draw, "from the fold", with the spindle or the spinning wheel - any way you like.

A few variations of spinning and knitting are presented in this article.

For this example natural-white merino tops and white silk sliver were laid on a plastic sheet and moistened with vinegar and water. Subsequently the sections, laying side by side, were coloured step by step with steam fixable silk colours. Fixation took place in a microwave. Further details can be found here in our IDEEN.com-Journal.
Merino wool and silk may absorb the colours differently, but one nevertheless receives two beautifully matching, shining tops.

Be careful, when moving, wringing, and rinsing the moist merino wool in order to avoid felting. Should the fibres cling to each other anyway, they can easily be loosened:
Firmly hold a section of about 30cm between two hands and pull apart with light jerking movements. Then move your grip another 10cm along the hank in one direction and continue this movement until the entire piece is loosened.
The same applies to the silk sliver. Although it does not felt after having become moist, the fibres do tend to stick together. It may therefore be useful to regularly shake the silk while it is drying, and loosen it as described above after it has dried.
This way you will have individually coloured tops of the highest quality for creative and unique spinning projects.
In this example merino wool and silk are first individually spun, thick-and-thin, and finally plied.


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