This is the fifth year for Heritage spinners to spin yarn that is then woven into a two shawls. One becomes the grand prize in our fall Fiber Art Show that is a fundraiser for U-M Comprehensive Cancer center (we’ve donated over $5000 so far) and the second this year will be auctioned at Knit Michigan in February.
This time around the roving was dyed by Christel, who was back for a visit.
Then the roving it was spun by two groups of spinners – one in Michigan and the other in California. Sybil is good friends with Linda who has a group called the East Bay Knitters in Dublin. They were kind enough to spin nearly as much as the Michigan group did. In all, three pounds of SuperWash Merino were spun so that when plyed they’d be sport weight. Everyone spun up singles, and then to even out the differences in spinners and roving color, we had a ply day on Sunday and matched up bobbins. Most of the singles are now plyed, with the balance to be spun up this weekend at Girls’ Night and Spinning Group.
Once all the plying is done, the yarn will be forwarded to Mary for weaving.
Thanks to all for participating. It really is fun to watch this group effort come to life!