Late, but I hope not too late, my attempt at Racing Stripe for the Web Spins Challenge, working through the book Spin Art by Jacey Boggs. Racing Stripe consists of spinning a singles yarn while letting an existing yarn wrap around it in a controlled way.

fibre and yarn

I had this small arty batt carded and for the wrapping I chose a variegated cotton yarn that would sometimes contrast and sometimes blend in.

racing stripe singles

The spun singles. I ‘lost’ the striping yarn a few time in the fibre, especially to begin with. My batt was only carded once and was quite textural so I went with the flow as I drafted, resulting in some thicker parts with less wrapping and some thin, heavily wrapped sections.

racing stripe plied

I plied it – it’s supposed to be a singles but I wanted to see what would happen. It will find its way into a weaving sooner or later.

Web Spins February Challenge – Racing Stripe

2 thoughts on “Web Spins February Challenge – Racing Stripe

  • March 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm
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    All three look beautiful !!

  • March 4, 2013 at 10:20 am
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    the cotton gives it a nice shimmer – or at least it looks so on the screen. In fact, this is a great idea – to combine too different types of fibre, not just thickness. Inspiring!

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