Nik and I learned to ply yarn on a drop spindle today on coffee break (and lunch break) using some very high-tech equipment ;)
The pots are actually spaced apart on the floor to help keep the yarns from tangling together, as you see them doing in the above pictures - an idea from the amazing Maggie Casey - who is even smarter and inverts them to run the yarns up through the drain holes (once on the bottom, now on the top) which provides a dual purpose as it also keeps the yarn contained underneath, rather than running amok all over the floor.
She is a clever lady that Maggie Casey!
Nikki's lovely super soft, thick and thin 2-ply above and my more traditional spun 2-ply on my Lotus Drop Spindle. Both are spun from Nickelbee Art's gorgeous "Iris Wine" colourway!
It was super fun and I can't wait to do some more tonight!