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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another Art Yarn!

I recently traded some dyed fleece for this fabulous fiber batt from JazzTurtle on Etsy. The batt contains: merino, bamboo rayon, soy silk, milk protein fiber, corriedale fleece, targhee fleece, merino/cormo fleece, kid mohair locks, bamboo noil, silk noil, sari silk and angelina. I stripped the batt into several thin strips and then started with the tan and worked my way through to the blue fibers. I spun it thick and thin (although I wish I had spun it a bit thicker) and then plied it with an organic cotton thread in coordinating colors and formed coils and beehives by pushing the fiber up onto the cotton thread as I plied it.

The batt started out like this: Day at the Beach fiber batt
And the finished yarn looks like this: Day at the Beach Art Yarn
This yarn is available in our Etsy store. 84 yards and 4.0 ounces.

9 comments:

Pricilla said...

It's really lovely.
I wish I had some knitting ability....

Regina said...

this is beautiful Brenda. I few more coins in the old pickle jar and I can come and shop again!!

Hugs,
Regi

Ann said...

oh my that does resemble a beautiful day at the beach. I absolutely love it.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Pricilla: Personally I enjoy the spinning more than the knitting or crocheting most days!
Regi: You're always welcome! I can even do layaway if you see something you like but don't have quite enough coins in the pickle jar yet.
Ann: Thank you! It is very beach-like.

tollykit said...

It really is a lovely yarn.

Lenox Knits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Linda Hammelman said...

Your posts about how you create your yarns, and the photos of your llamas are just magnificent. Our worlds are worlds apart and I love glimpsing your world.

(except that my parents owned a summertime condo in Steamboat for 30 years and I love the Rockies.)

Over The Top Aprons said...

Very lovely - the colors are beautiful!

Dana said...

Beautiful colors, I love the texture.