Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

weighing the skeins

Sitting on my triple balance scale in the kitchen are the three latest skeins of 60/2 silk I have wound for dyeing.  Each skein consists of 1200 yards.  Together, They weigh 109 grams.  Divided by three, that means each skein weighs 36.3 grams, which, for practical purposes I will round off to 36 grams.

Why not weigh each skein individually?  I think I might get more accurate results this way.  At any rate, it is just simpler.

"Weighing the Skeins” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 1, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

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