How to Spin and Ply Seacell Yarn

How to Spin and Ply Seacell Yarn


I’m going to be plying Seacell yarn today Seacell is one of the new cellulose fibers that are available it’s made from a blend of cellulose fiber a bit of seaweed and a bit of silver making it a beautiful luxurious silky smooth yarn one of the problems with spinning it though is it is very very slippery because the fiber does not have a lot of grab to itself so it needs to be spun very tightly much like silk does so I spun it on this on the lowest ratio of my bobbin on the 14 to one to create a very high twist to the yarn it’s also best if you ply it after you’ve spun it in order to give the yarn some balance I am plying two singles of Seacell together into one yarn to balance them the nice thing about plying is that as you ply you can correct mistakes and over twist of the yarn which always happens especially when you’re spinning a singles yarn so what you can do is keep your eye on this part of the yarn before it hits the V and if there’s twisty bit what you can by letting the wheel spin you can untwist some of that before you let it join into the other yarn there’s another twisty part again there’s another twist I’m just letting the wheel take some of that twist out or that it go up and join the other yarn and you will find that one bobbin is often is more twisty than the other depending on how tired you are and how quickly you’ve been spinning because it’s impossible to keep both yarns spinning at an even rate constantly so plying helps you correct some your mistakes

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