Corespinning is a handspinning technique where unspun fiber is wrapped around a core yarn. Corespinning provides a way to make your precious decorative fibers go further, that is, make more yarn. It also, provides a way to use up a yarn that you might not be so fond of.
So here I go, trying to teach my hands new movements at the wheel to create something useful and beautiful.
I started with a commercial yarn that I spun in the S direction. Using this overspun S-twist yarn as a core, I let the fiber wrap around it spinning in the Z direction.
I used a Merino/Tencel roving.
I like the sheen that the tencel offers.
before and after wet finish
However, my resulting yarn was over spun in the Z direction. I then spun it again in the S direction to remove some of the twist.
a bit over twisted
It's going to take more practice for me to get a balanced yarn on the first pass. I'll keep at.