I've got a nice and bright chain plied yarn for today. The fiber is 18.5 micron Australian Merino and it is much softer that I expected.
The fiber is billed as spiral dyed and I don't know exactly what that means. But the colors in the fiber are really rich and saturated. Surprisingly enough, there was very little, if any, dye bleed out during the yarn's hot bath to set the twist. The fiber came in two identically dyed pieces and the color repeats were nice and long. I did not divide the fiber into strips before spinning. I tried to preserve the long color repeats that showed up in the fiber.
The fiber was easy to draft and nice to spin. I only wish I had a little more so I ended up with more yardage. But I think I have enough for a hat.
Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Fiber: Spiral Dyed Fiber by Jacinta Leishman
Content: Austrailian Merino
Weight: 3.55 ounces
Yardage: 166 yards
Notes: chain plied; hand wash