Here is my 50g pile of fluffy bamboo fibres – all ready and waiting to be tamed!
First up, like when I’ve done all my other yarns, I split the roving up into sections that contained as much fibre as I wanted and into more manageable lengths. Then I grabbed the drop spinde and spent some time twirling and spinning and generally relaxing. All of a sudden I found I’d finished all the fibre and I’d amassed a fair amount of yarn in the process!
Next I grabbed my niddy noddy and transferred my yarn onto it. When I get some more fibre and make my next yarn I’m going to try plying – that would require me to keep my yarn as a cone! Anyway, the yarn made it onto the niddy noddy:
Next I soaked it in the bath tub while it was still on the niddy noddy to set the twist into the yarn. Then it was just a case of hanging it up to dry – I nearly have some yarn:
Finally, a while later, my yarn is dry and ready for using! I have 50g or about 18.5m of 100% bamboo yarn all handspun my myself! I’m very proud of myself. I wound it up into a neat, twirled skein. Now to find a suitable pattern…