They say spinning camel is difficult. So I've wanted to try it for some time to see why.
This is 1/4 ounce of baby camel roving that came in a spinning sampler I picked up at the Estes Park Wool Market earlier this year. There are a few other interesting fibers in this package, but I'll save those for another time. ;-)
The camel drafted a lot faster than anything else I've spun, so I accidentally broke the roving several times. But eventually, I got smart and tried pre-drafting the roving, which helped a lot. Then I spun with smaller chunks of pre-drafted roving which was the secret for me.
I really enjoyed spindling the camel and will definitely try it again. :-)
I just love the color. It's also quite soft. So much so that Hubba did a little shopping for a real-live-camel. It's a good thing there weren't any immediately available. lol.
The total is 1/4 ounce, 22.4 yards... a perfect little micro-skein. :-)
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