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!


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

  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!

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

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

  5. That yarn has spunk! Love the coils.

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

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

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

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

  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. :)

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

  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.

  13. I just fainted! F abuuuulousss!

  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!!!

  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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