Hand Spun & Felted: Art Yarn

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I spun all of these yarns with a drop spindle, first blending the fibers for (all but one of) them with my workhorse Louet drum carder.  After spinning, each skein is lightly felted: worked in alternating baths of hot and cold water, to which I’ve added a bit of pure, lavender-infused soap; then each skein is towel-dried and thwacked on a hard surface about ten times til the fibers “bloom” into full texture.  After they dry, I wind them into balls.

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Now they are  waiting to be used: embedded into felted scarves as surface decoration and fringes; fabricated into wearable skeins; crocheted into cowls; tied around packages; worked into fiber projects as embellishments.  These yarns are highly-textured combinations of all sorts of fiber with curly locks, fabric strips, little tufts of baby-soft Cormo fiber, remnant sari silk threads.  I hope that in seeing these images, you feel the joy and gratitude I feel when I work with these fine-quality fibers!

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