One more pic of a batt waiting to be spun into art yarn…

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I carded this batt from merino wool, silk, recycled sari silk threads, alpaca fleece, alpaca top, cashmere, camel, Finn wool, curly wool locks, CVM and firestar. (It’s very, very soft…) To add interest and texture to the yarn I’ll spin from this soft-toned batt, I’ve gathered some curly wool locks in two different shades; and I prepared strips of hand-dyed silk fabric. As I spin the yarn, using a drop spindle, I’ll add in the curly locks and silk fabric strips. You can watch me spin — this Saturday, February 22, from 11:30 – 4:30, at The Gallery Shop in Lemont, PA!

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This Saturday, February 22, from 11:30 – 4:30, at The Gallery Shop in Lemont, PA…

“Starling” Batt, formed into “rolags” for spinning woolen, carded from merino and silk fiber:

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…I’ll demonstrate how I spin art yarn, using a simple, inexpensive drop spindle, from batts and rolags I’ve carded. I’ll bring some examples of my lightly-felted, hand-spun yarns. I hope you’ll have time to stop by and say hello!

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