My greenbow spinning project is done! I started with 24 ounces of “Romoca” fiber (a blend of Romney wool, mohair, and alpaca) from Singleton Fiber Mill and ended up with about 1300 yards of 3-ply woolen-spun yarn. I stored about an ounce of singles on each storage bobbin and wound off every time I filled my four wheel bobbins – when I was done I had this:
You can see a lot of color variation in the bobbins. Of course, the variation you see is only on the top layer… no bobbin looks the same all the way through. You can really see lots of red, yellow, blue, and brown if you look at the roving:
Making a 3-ply instead of a 2-ply helped blend the colors even more.
The one on the left is unwashed. The skein does not hang in a nice loop when I hold it up – it twists (which you can see even when it’s laying flat). The one on the right has been washed and is much more relaxed and balanced: