The latest Craftsy blog I wrote has been published here
This weekend Cindy and I (and 10 other guild members) are attending a workshop being presented by Kim McKenna, learning about the new regenerated fibres. It's been a while since I had done any spinning so I'm fumbling my way through the samples, mostly slippery fibres. :)
Even though they are all regenerated, some from cellulose, some from protein, they each have their own characteristics. I was most surprised at how slippery some of them are, although why that should be I'm not sure - they were developed to be silk substitutes, after all.
If you ever have a chance to take a workshop with Kim, you will learn a lot about fibres and yarns. I'm hoping to become a better weaver by adding to my database of how fibres look, feel and function, in order to make better choices for my hand woven cloth.