Handspun Bits, 1oz
I am always searching about for a small length of handspun to adorn a needle felted gnome or forest folk doll: a belt, a tie for their hair or hat, needle felted around the he of a garment to add texture and interest. Here I offer 4 different, approximately 12 foot lengths of several small spins plus a short length of green yarn. All are simple two ply yarns. the brightly colored sample has some fun coils.
Yes, you can spin wire! I used a thin floral wire as the core for these unique and fun “poseable” yarns.
They make great tendrils for flowers, pumpkins, roots and rootlets for trees. Use as a ribbon for presents or slip around your wrist and wear as a bracelet. You could even coil into a mini-basket. This yarn can be bent, coiled and wrapped in any shape BUT remember that if you sharply bend the wire in one place over and over, it will work harden and break.
Please be aware that the wool is wrapped about the wire and NOT glued in place so if you are going to cut the yarn (do not use your nice scissors) carefully bed the new tips tightly over or put a drop of super glue at the tip to keep the wool from unwinding.
I have grouped several colors and textures into each grouping. You will get at least 22 feet between the three coils. Pictures will change as Items sell and I add more. Enjoy!
Truman my Sheep, DK Yarn by the Skein
Soft and squishy is how this yarn knits up! Of course I am in love with this yarn because it is made from wool from my sheep Truman who is a Delaine (like an American Merino). Thanks to Susan at the Shenandoah Fiber Mill for processing and spinning this DK weight, 2 ply yarn.
Each skein is about 240 yards and weighs 3+/- oz.
The fiber has a nice sheen to it and being white, can be easily dyed to suit your wishes. I knit up the bulky cowl pictured from 2 skeins.
Teeswater Lockspun Yarn
Beautiful, white Texas Teeswater locks have been lockspun into a lovely single and the plyed with a creamy white cotton crochet thread.
There are 58 yards and 7.8 oz of curly deliciousness.
This art yarn can be used for weaving, dying, knitting or crocheting. It is soft but not next to skin soft and has a lovely drape.