Spinning Competition - Continued
On July 12, Chris shared with us photos of her spinning in progress; now this one-ounce skein of camel/tussah silk is completed. It is very fine and even, here is a comparison to a quarter.
The one oz of camel/tussah silk yielded 315 yards of single, which translates to 5040 yards per pound of the fiber.
Chris did a great job in spinning the one ounce of camel/tussah silk blend. However, the competition rule did not specify which fiber to be used; it only looks for the longest yarn by using one ounce of any fiber. Camel/tussah did not turn out to be the best choice for this kind of competition. The winner spun out of flax and got over 700 yards per ounce, about 12,000 yards to a pound!!! One wonders whether English Angora wool would've yielded even more length of yarn than that. English Angora wool is one of the very light fibers.