Saturday, May 18, 2013

Back to the art yarn

It's back to the art yarn......when I last left off on this project I had gone from this basket of fluff of all sorts of fibers, ribbons, glitz, etc. to spinning two full bobbins of singles.

Here's one of the bobbins of singles waiting to be plied with some rayon thread

Here it is plied - don't ask me what happened to the color on this photo, it's more like the photo above, not as orange as this looks. This is hard for me to spin and ply, I tend to like my handspun yarn smooth and even - dealing with the resulting lumps and bumps is pretty distressing to me. I know, I know, it's got character and is art yarn.......but you know, I don't buy art yarn or lumpy, bumpy yarn so I'm not exactly sure what project I'll use this in. Time will tell after I ply the next bobbin and find out how much yardage I have.  I'm sure I'll like whatever it grows up to be......I think........

1 comment:

  1. I read a Jaycee Boggs article in SpinOff and also watched a couple of YouTube videos and so have been practicing how I handle my yarns before my Lexi Boeger class at the CNCH conference in two weeks. I don't actually ply them but have decided I like holding my binder thread and letting the yarn wrap around it. And yeah, I don't know what mine wants to be when it grows up either.


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