Beth Smith

Weaving Question

I have a question and so I’m going to ask all of you. Any and all help is welcome and appreciated.

I’m getting close to finishing the spinning of the weft for the next skirt which will be from this Blue Faced Leicester top dyed in the Calypso colorway by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic.

This particular skirt will have a 2 ply warp with weft of singles.

All of the warp yarn has been soaked and snapped to finish it. Snapping is the least aggressive finishing method I use and just helps to further even out the twist in the skein.

So, here is the question. If it were you, would you wash and block the singles before using them? (By block I mean, I would wind the yarn off onto a pvc niddy noddy and soak and let the skein dry right on the niddy.) Would youwind off the singles and just wash them and not block them? Or would you use them fresh off the bobbin and not worry about washing the yarn until the fabic is being finished?

These are the three ways I can think of but if you have a different idea or way you’ve done it I would be happy to hear from you.


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