Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fiber Play


You may remember these batts I carded up for myself awhile back, Harbinger of Spring, well I finally got a chance to spin them up! I've been doing a lot of spinning this week and I'm lovin it! Between spinning and plying, my trusty Lendrum, Mirabella, has been getting a real work out. We both needed the exercise!!!


I spun those batts into a thick and thin single, which I auto plied with a fine cream colored silk strand, then I plied it into this super coil yarn, I had a blast playing with the coils! This worked out to be 4.25 ounces/35.5 yards/Mondo-Bulky 4 wpi.

I've given myself a little more me time this week, spinning just for fun and reading, I hope you will remember to pencil in a little time to nurture your creative spirit too!


Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings friends!
Melissa

17 comments:

  1. I really like the look of this coil spun yarn!

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  2. I love the color and adore how it worked up when spun into coils.

    I also did a bunch of spinning. My Lendrum, Frodo, got his workout too. Every bobbin is full of singles and I've been busy plying now. Before I could ply any of my art batts, I have to finish my Briar Rose/Wonder Why yarn which is utterly amazing. One ply polyworth/one ply Suri Alpaca. Yum yum.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  3. Love the color, and the finished yarn is out standing. Beautiful.
    What is me time?

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  4. Oh WOW Melissa your new exciting green yarn is fabulous! I love it :)

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  5. That yarn has spunk! Love the coils.

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  6. Love that! I need to try my hand at coils someday (not too far off).

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your fiber pictures are beautiful !!

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  8. The batts are beautiful and you're coiled yarn is even more beautiful!

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  9. I love the colour, the yarn looks great!

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  10. I've never seen it coiled like that - very, very cool! I'll be very interested to see what you make with it.

    And, of course, the color is fabulous. :)

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  11. The batts remind me of green apples ... I love the coiled result.

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  12. Is it bad that the coiled yarn reminds me of worms? I hope not. I like worms... well, earthworms anyway.

    Do you have any projects made with coiled yarn? I would love to see what it looks like.

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  13. I just fainted! F abuuuulousss!

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  14. Hi Kathryn, I love worms! If you're on Ravelry you can check out my projects there, I used a super-coil like this yarn in the Lightning Bug circular shawl, and coiled yarn in my Winter Wonder scarf and some of the scarflets. Thanks everyone for all the great comments!!!

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  15. Oooooh, Melissa...I absolutely lurve that yarn!!
    ...and now I know what to call chunky, boingy yarn like that...
    'coil' yarn!
    It's fantastic and the color really makes it special! XXO-

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