Any spinners among us?
I really love the Saori ethic, and I think it can also be applied to the way we spin our weaving yarn. I use a spindle a lot of the time because it provides me with an oasis of calm and I feel very centred and connected with the process going through my fingers.I like my yarns to be soft and organic, so that people want to touch it, and this flows through to knitted garment.
Has anyone woven with their handspun, and can you bring the essence of handspun through to the woven item? I'm probably expressing this badly. Lots of weavers spin their own yarns, but it seems to me that once you have produced a weaving yarn and beaten it into submission, the beauty of the handspun has been all but hidden by the warp and weft pattern's progression, and its the formality of the yardage that then becomes all important, not the character of the yarn that made it.