When I compared the two fibres side by side they're not all that similar at all. I do feel this fibre would be best navajo plyed and I don't want to do two navajo plyes after each other. I did also consider other ways of blending the colours. I fancy trying to spin from the fold as it's something I've never done before and i could blend the pale pin and rose together.
The colour above is a little bit similar to this Sweet Georgia Panda fibre and i did wonder if I could hold a piece of the organic polwarth/silk together with a piece of panda and draft them together.
Or spin the two fibres separately then ply the singles together. The weather has been so dark and dull lately that spinning the bright polwarth/silk is very appealing.
Just in case you think all my fibre is Sweet Georgia it's not. I also have this beautiful batt which I've had for ages and I can't remember where it's from. I'm thinking this would be fun to spin too.
I've also got 2 little braids of pure silk from June Fibre Arts. Again, this might satisfy my need for something brighter. I think I'd spin this into a blended 2ply.
That's a lot of choice, right? Last week I tidied up my studio (more on that next week) and went through my yarn and spinning stash boxes. I divided my fibre stash into two big boxes. One full of solid fibre and one full of hand-dyed fibre. And I re-discovered some stuff there I'd forgotten about. I've also got a spinning basket in the lounge containing all the fibre shown above.
To complicate things further I've got a friend coming around next week to do some drum carding. She's a spinner too and I thought we could have a fun afternoon playing with my drum carder. So I'm planning to bring my drum carder down to the dining room table and my box of solid colour fibre (and maybe some hand-dyed fibre too) and have fun making some colourful batts. I may end up with a few things I'd like to spin.
Oh and did I mention that I've got about 7-8 kg sack of merino in the garage plus some bags of other luxury and un-dyed fibres in my studio. I could dye these any colour i fancy spinning, although I'm nto that good at dyeing fibre, my plan was to dye some of it then drum card it into some pretty batts.
So, do you see my problem? I've got so much beautiful spinning fibre and so little spinning time. I definitely think I need to find some time to do some daily spinning. Perhaps a TV programme I wantch daily for 30mins to an hour. That's be perfect to keep up with my spinning ambitions and get some of this beautiful fibre spun up.
So if you were me, which fibre would you spin next? Tell me in the comments. I'm looking forward to reading your suggestions.