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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yarn Art

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The art of making yarn.  I never thought about making yarn in the ways that I am making yarn these days.  I am kind of carving the yarn, it is like a sculpture waiting to be revealed.  Yarns that are artsy for me are hand blended or hand crafted.  So what have I done with this single is blend of  pygora, mohair and merino into the single. I am really liking the way it looks and the more I look at it the more I want to keep it.  That is when I know I am making something good.
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I am hoping to mix it with  a plain single of merino and submit it to a very hot bath so that it can bloom.  I am hoping and aiming to make about 250 yards, let's see what happens.  I hope you enjoy the pictures, the yarn single is coming along slowly, because I am taking my time crafting this yarn.  It is also the fact that I am understanding what it is that I am doing with the fibers.  Making a yarn thick or thin on purpose is not the easiest thing in the world.  You know you are getting the use of your experience in spinning when you are able to will some yarn by manipulating the fiber.  It is then that you can realize the muscle memory has taken place and that your body , in this instance your hands, is really making the yarn you want.  I think that is what I call success, because I was not able to make yarn like this before, it is due to practice, practice does make perfect, and I hope to inspire you to make some artsy yarn.  Thanks for stopping by!
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