WIP Wednesday – Rideau Arcott

I’ve been very much enjoying my subscription to Long Way Homestead’s fibre club.

Each month, members receive 4oz of breed specific fibre from small Canadian flocks. This month’s breed is Rideau Arcott.

While it appears to be more of a medium grade wool, it is soft and almost down-like and it spins up like a dream.

I have chosen to spin my bump as a higher twist 2 ply with the intent to weave with it. I like my handspun for warps to be able to withstand the abrasion from the reed, so that little bit of extra twist does the trick.

Since I have been doing a fair amount of spinning on support spindles recently, I decided to change it up a bit and brought out my Electric Eel wheel for a play. I’m alllllmost finished spinning up the first half of the fibre. Time sure flys when you’re having fun!

What are you working on? Do you switch up which tools you’re using for variety too? I’d love to hear!

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