I don’t. I’ve made a conscious decision not to spin, because I just don’t have the time. I don’t have the time for the hobbies I have already! Of course I’m completely ignoring this logic when it comes to my desire to quilt, but that’s different. I’ve already got a sewing machine, and that makes it ok, right?
That said, at the suggestion of a few friends and customers I got some roving and dyed it. But how am I to know if it’s good? Does it spin well? Does the colour come off in your hands? Does it come apart too easily or not easily enough?
That’s where you come in. I’d like a few spinners to try it out for me. I’ll send you about 25g of superwash BFL fibre (free!) and you agree to spin it sometime soon, then get back to me with your opinion. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It is! So leave a comment below and I’ll get in touch. If there’s more people than roving I might even do a little draw.
I’d also like to hear from spinners on how you’d like the fibre to be dyed… short repeats or long? Or no repeats at all? Lots of colour or tonal? I’m totally open ideas!
ETA I should stick an end date on this. I’ll select people on Wednesday the 4th of December. I’ll hopefully post to people on Friday.