Skein #21 Silk Extra Fine Smooth Yarn

615 m 28 g 22000 m/kg
23 w/cm 58.5 w/in
Size Determination: Extra Fine

Dyed bleached tussah top

Reason for choice of this sample
This cochineal dyed fiber has a beautiful color, although a fair amount of noils.


Preparation for spinning
Divide and loosen the top

Equipment used
Flyer spinning wheel

Type of spinning
Short forward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Washed and blocked

Suggested uses
Warp or weft for lightweight garment fabrics such as for a blouse or in a plied yarn for knit or crochet lace. A plied yarn has a soft hand and the variation in the hand-dyed fiber gives subtle highlights to the finished fabric. This fiber was used in a similar yarn as weft for a shawl.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 54
Examiner 2: 54

Everybody loves this one, I'm sure the naturally dyed color didn't hurt. Examiner 1 even noted that I was able to deal with the less-than-spectacular fiber prep. A friend of mine dyed this, so I was working with combed top but one that hadn't been reprocessed after dying like the commercial stuff.