Friday, July 29, 2011

Tail Spun TDF Challenge


My Tour de Fleece spinning project for challenge day (July 22) was to create a tail spun yarn. The extra component to the challenge is that I would be spinning this in public at a little spinning rendezvous with some of the local TDF Team of Wonder. Here's my finished skein, all plied and ready for a project. For those not completely familiar with art yarn spinning, tail spun is the technique of adding long locks, spinning only the base (cut end) into your single, leaving the curly tail dangling like fringe. With this spin, in addition to the tails of curly wool locks (Teeswater) I also incorporated whole locks into the body of the yarn, in other words the majority of the length of the lock is spun into the single, giving you gorgeous curly lumps and bumps and little stray pops of curl running along the single.
Now, what shall I make with it...


I hope you have a delightful and creative weekend!
Blessings Friends!
Melissa

12 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! Seeing it in person was even better. Yes...I can't wait to see what you make with it. I hope you keep it to make something rather than sell it because it is simply delicious!

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  2. Beautiful yarn. I just did my first tailspun about a week ago.

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  3. Love the colors and the locks are delightful. Happy spinning.

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  4. This is what I have been saving all of my purchased locks for....I'm scared to try it, but yours look fabulous!! I love the colors!!!!

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  5. The colors blend beautifully together. It is really cool as Taima just said when she saw it!

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  6. Wow ... can't wait to see you use that!

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  7. This is really pretty-I never know what to do with these awsome art yarns-can't wait to see what you make.

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  8. I think I say this every week... but your stuff is so much fun. :-) This reminds me of a sea monster. :-D

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  9. Way cool....can't wait to see it.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friay!!

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  10. It was great to meet you and I love the yarn. You do beautiful work!

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  11. Fabulous color and completely awesome yarn!! XXO-

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  12. Lovely greens, looking forward to seeing what you make as I can never work out what to use art yarn for

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