Handspun Garden Twine

With Spring in the air, it's time for some hand-spun garden twine. Swaledale fleeces are what I use for this type of project. Swaledale has some incredibly long staples, usually around 12". I spin for this type of project straight from the fleece without previous carding or combing. The fleece needs to be fairly matt-free in order to achieve that and most fleeces have some matted areas, so obviously it's not going to work on every last little bit of the wool, but for the most part, straight from the fleece works best for me. The fibres are sometimes more like hair than wool. It's fairly roughly spun up. And then I ply it 3 times for strength, and also to give the require thickness and even



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