My last braid of fiber with the hated bamboo and it goes and proves me wrong!


This is Yarn Love Scarlet O’Hara. It is 60% merino, 40% bamboo. I received this in a box with a lot of other fibers someone was trying to get rid of, so it was a surprise. It is not at all my colors so it languished in the stash for years. Now that I am freeing myself from bamboo and tencel, it is time to spin it up.

But this braid is different from the limp, heavy and drapey bamboos and tencels I’ve spun in the past. This one turned out light and lofty. I tried to spin it as I generally would such a mix of fibers, but it didn’t work out so I settled instead on a low spun single. It is so light and lofty that I packed a 4 oz bobbin, and then used another half bobbin. That’s a lot of air!



Almost finished now.

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