Friday, February 28, 2014

Weirder and Weirder

It seems that I can sum up everything that I know about spinning as:

  1. Spinning  faster makes spinning fine much easier.
  2. Spinning fine makes spinning  faster much easier.
  3. Spinning faster results in better warp.

With the correct bobbin, AA's #0 flier will spin worsted using Irish / German Tension at the wool's spin count.

This is a leap that I did not expect.

It seems that some of the advantage of the DD/DRS system was that it simply allowed me to spin faster.  On the other hand, it does help spin the grist that I want instead of just spinning at the spin count.


Badger said...

Many, many of us who have been spinning for along time could have told you this. I do take issue with #3, only because not all warps need to be fine. A woven rug, a sail, of a tweed coat, for instance, will require a heavier warp than fabric intended for delicate clothing. Again, the yarn is spun to suit the intended purpose, not just to spin fine for its own slake.

Aaron said...

#3 is faster, not finer.

Spinning faster seems to wrap the fibers together tighter to make a more cohesive yarn.

Somehow, "over spun" (at lower speed) does not seem to produce the same effect.

I am just achieving the speed needed to see these effects, so I do not really have a good handle on them.