Gloriana’s Lorikeet hand-dyed wool is one of my favorite threads. But it has two strikes against it when it comes to plying it for stitching. First, it is a very soft wool (of course, that’s one of the things I like best about it). Second, it’s hand-dyed. Both of these things make the wool more likely to have fibers that catch each other. When carried to extremes, this is what turns wool into felt, but here is just means you need to take care.
This topic has gotten a fair amount of discussion lately. Amy Bunger has developed a wonderful method to strip and ply this thread. Knack shares this (with pictures) on her blog.