As newbie Spinner still getting the hang of coordinating hands and feet on the spinning wheel, it took a few days to get up the courage to spin the basket of Fiddly Fiber. I didn't want to mess it up, besides it was so pretty sitting in the basket. So, I continued to practice on several other groups of mixed fibers alternating between spinning, plying, spinning again with another mix and fancy plying...learned that on this U-Tube...so fun and quickly becoming a favorite technique.
It's a process to get the basket of Fiddly Fiber in basket one to the Finished Fiddly Fiber in basket two. After fiddling around with other fibers...described above...I had a pile ready to 'Set' in a warm bath. Setting keeps the twisted/plied fibers twisted and stable...it's the wool/mohair that binds everything together, and since I LOVE mixing a bunch of fibers together, I almost always ply/fix with at least one strand of mohair/wool of some sort.
After the bath the skeins are hung to dry. Now you can see the mixed fibers more distinctly. Only the Fiddly Basket Fiber is 100% wool/mohair. The others are a mix of acrylic, bamboo, fun fur, metallic, mohair and ribbon.
Now doesn't that make you want to Fiddle with Fiber?
PS...Thank you for commenting. I will catch up with you on Sunday. This is my weekend to be featured in a Wearable Arts Showcase.