I've done a great job (in my humble opinion) of spinning thin singles, but I have not had much control over the spinning yet. I therefore thought it would be fun to try some slow spinning to create some bulky (or at least worsted) weight yarn.
I wanted to limit my drafting, so I formed the roving into pencil like strips. Well, more like marker thick strips. I still wanted to draft a LITTLE!
Spinning bulkier yarn is much easier than I thought. The key? Treddle slowly and don't over draft! The twist moves up the yarn so fast. I am a little nervous about the strength of this yarn. I hope that the yarn won't break when I wind it onto the niddy noddy!
The spinning of 100g took such a short period of time (well under 2 hours). I decided to wind the yarn into a center pull ball so that I could ply it from both ends without wasting any yarn.
44 wraps on the niddy noddy or 58 yards. Not a lot of yarn, but it is nice to know what a "low" is for my yardage capabilities. I measured the yarn to be 8 WPI or Heavy worsted weight yarn.
In order to make bulkier yarn in the future, I will have to get a Jumbo Orifice Kit so the yarn can make it through all of the hooks. This supplement to the wheel is inexpensive, and I am excited to try out making bulkier yarns.