I purchased some just *amazing* white CVM, combed top, Benny's own, from Benny Fibers at Oregon Flock and Fiber this year. And better than that, if you want a good belly chuckle, is Benny's blog. By some, I mean the last 6.5 ounces she had in the booth.
I found out just how amazing it was when I decided to spin it up on a new electric wheel I recently purchased.
I am now giving serious consideration to pre-ordering a good pound of the 2008 clip (I'm not looking for raw stuff to process, mind you --- a pound of combed top, of course!)
And let me just say that the electric wheel, the Butterfly, lives up to is name (literally, quiet as a butterfly!)
Say hello to my new quilted maple Butterfly e-spinner by Jerry Womack.
Between Benny and the Butterfly, I do believe I've finally master point-of-twist long draw on the spinning wheel! And, the cats don't complain about my shifting legs from treadling (no treadling required).
Amazing fiber meets amazing wheel - wheeeeee!
# How do you make a good looking 2-ply yarn?
# How fine do I spin my singles to get a target WPI in my plied yarn?
See the topic Sock Spinning for tips applied when spinning Benny.
And for great spinning wheel photos, check out the flickr pool of Spinning Wheels.
I'm happy to answer any questions on the e-spinner - ask in the comments here or contact me. Abby F. put a great post in the ravelry SpinTech forum on the limitations of Woolee Winders (which my Butterfly has -- but it can also come with a traditional flyer) while hands-down agreeing with their overall utility. Yes, it can improve your overall spinning -- it has, mine!