Never Too Old To Learn Something New!

They say you are never too old to learn something new. And though I don’t know who “they” are… I guess they are right ‘cuz I did learn something new. And it was taught to me by a young whipper snapper by name of Melissa at http://www.rainydayart.etsy.com  Melissa taught me to Navajo Ply. 

Learning to Navajo Ply has been on my to do list for a couple of months. Ever since I bought a really cool roving that I was told would make a self striping yarn if it was Navajo Plyed.  I tried to learn on my own from the description of a friend…. but I practically tied myself to my spinning wheel with the tangled mess I made.

Here is the skein that Melissa taught me on. Not bad, but that is because she did most of it.

Corriedale Yarn Navajo Plyed - Not striped

Corriedale Yarn Navajo Plyed - Not striped

Then I went home and tried it on the cool self-striping roving and here is what I did.  This yarn is for sale at www.yarntospin.etsy.com

Navajo Plyed Striping Yarn

Navajo Plyed Striping Yarn

Now I’m thinking about taking all my Navajo Churro fleeces and Navajo Plying them so I can weave them on a Navajo Loom. 

Thank You Melissa!

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