Monday, October 22, 2018

More varied color and breed, hand spun, energized, single wool yarn

I made a yarn bowl with more varied colors and breeds of energized singles.  I felted the yarn some to make the crocheting stiffer.  I decided to keep a plastic bowl in the yarn bowl for extra support and  if I put something like a pen in it, any leakage of ink would be into the plastic bowl and not ruin the yarn bowl. 

Thanks for viewing!  Dawnie

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Many Colors and Energized Twist

Am I the only one that likes to change colors and fibers after just a short time while spinning wool?  I like some variety every now and again.  I just crocheted a trivet with yarn made with many colors and kinds of wool.  This does include kid mohair, which is a goat fiber and not a sheep fiber. It is only one ply (strands put together) and it is what they call (in the spinning world) an energized single. The twists are the energy and can be a little harder to work with. When yarn is spun and taken off of the bobbin, it has extra twist and over twists on itself. It has what I think of as a bird's next effect. When wet or steamed in a stretched (not over-stretched) state such as on a niddy-noddy (tool to place spun yarn on when taking it off the wheel) or while hanging dry, the over twisting disappears and the twist is set.  

Thanks for viewing!  Dawnie

PS  The font will not stay in one size.  It is kind of like I did it on purpose to show how a varied font would get more attention and interest .  LOL

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Yarns

It has been a while since I have posted some of my hand spun yarns.  Most of my yarn is made with wool straight from the farmer.  I scald (wash) the wool, dye the wool if I choose to, card or comb the wool, and spin the wool.  It takes a lot of labor to make hand-spun yarn.  Most of my yarn is lumpy bumpy and has added silk, or sparkle.  This is called art yarn.  I have hooks at home that I hang the yarn on.  They are displayed like pieces of art.
Example of a fleece I purchase.

 Thank you for viewing!  Dawnie