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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Recent yarns I've spun

No, not stories.

Just, this semester, I've been spinning yarn. Its a fun past time.

Here are some of the ones I've made.
I've recently been more into mori kei... it is great for casual wear. I plan to make some knitted or crocheted garments with these handspun yarns.

These are actually the pre-yarns... thse are what are called "singles", because they are only one strand of yarn in a multi-stranded yarn.

 My CD top whorl plying spindle, and some cheap domestic greyish brown wool. It has a lovely wooly feel.

 My dowel and polymer clay top whorl spindle. On the right side of the picture is a spindle I made of a chopstick and a pill bottle lid, bottom whorl. This is part of a one lb soft brown wool sliver. This is one of my best spinning spindles. Funny, because it is not traditionally shaped. Triangle whorl.
This is that bottom whorl  pill bottle spindle. The roving was very fluffy and long and soft, requiring very little spin. Blue Faced Leicester Yellow dyed wool, 8 ounces. I made a hat.... I need to find  a picture of the hat...

I've been spinning cotton, flax, plarn, cotton balls, puppy hair, and sewing thread.

No I"m not obsessed with yarn and yarning...
Yeah I am. Who am I kidding.



-MNR