Inspiration for Art Yarn: The Celtic Festival Beltane

The ancient Celtic festival of Beltane — a celebration that evolved into May Day — includes bonfires and being out in nature. To evoke this beautiful time of year I carded two batts and crafted rolag sets from the batts using a variety of fibers, each containing a lot of green and reflective silk fiber I dyed in bright gold and orange, as well as many different textures. One of the rolags sets has undertones of black, red, pink, rose and orange against a green base:

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And the other has lots of purple, lavender and pink:

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Slowly spinning these rolags into yarn for wearable skein cowls, I’m adding bright yellow silk fabric strips, metallic gold sari threads, and gold-dyed Cotswold curly locks, inserting these elements into the fiber as I spin to create a sense of illumination and fire. I look forward to posting the pics of the completed yarn!

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