Wisteria Tail Spun Yarn

I’ve been wanting to spin this one up for about a week now.  I dyed the long Teeswater locks, and gosh, they were so gorgeous with their lilac tips and shiny green ends, where they were to meet with the green Corriedale that I was going to use as a single ply base for the tailspin. And then the kids got sick… and then I started sniffling too.  And sniffles turned into the flu.  And still those locks were sitting there, calling me.  But now we are all feeling sprightly again, and I got to turn my concept into reality.  So here it is:  Wisteria, Teeswater and Corriedale tailspin.  I’m a little bit in love with this decadent yarn!

 

I’m about to post this on etsy – come and see some more art yarns at http://www.etsy.com/shop/clovetree

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Wool of the day.

What a day!  (week?)

 

Did my first craft fair in ages, and decided to show some of my handspun and hand-dyed yarns along with my felted goodies.

Of course colour is my first love, and I had a blast dyeing, mixing, re-dyeing, dip-dyeing, splashing, pouring and spinning.  I discovered the trick of core-spinning and Navajo plying my yarns – a process that makes my poor old spinning wheel groan under the strain of super-chunky yarns.  So, I will have to look into some new spinning accessories.  It seems to me that my growth as yarn-maker comes with a price-tag… every time. (Groan!)

I’m particularly chuffed with my handspun silks.  The graded colours are lovely, random and the silk just sings.  Very difficult to photograph silk’s secrets – it seems to throw light at my lense, although the naked eye doesn’t quite perceive the silk in that way.

I’m contemplating selling these on Etsy.  What do you think?