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
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?