Friday, January 27, 2012
I was playing around with plying this week. I spun up a super textured, super chunky single, chock full of locks and other goodies. Then I Navajo plied it, then I Navajo plied it AGAIN, this time in the opposite direction, and I had myself a huge strand of chunky goodness! I ended up with about 7 yards of yarn. This lariat is a little over 90 inches (2.5 yards) which makes for plenty of length to work with for different styling options.
I've been thinking about different ways of using my Faerie Bells-Silk Cocoon flowers and super chunky art yarn makes the perfect lariat/skinny scarf, so why not combine the two?
I dyed up this special batch of cultivated silk cocoons in sunset and moss to make the Faerie Bells, and I added some funky free form tassels/flowers. Guess what I made the tassels with? Confession time, I hoard all these little bits if stray fiber along with random chunks of handspun too pretty to toss. Normally I used them for felting or to add into a batt when I need more texture. I think that these wild tassels look like exotic flowers. I have some pretty little charms of humming birds, honey bees and dragonflies that I think I will add...now where are they?
I hope you all had a wonderful, creative week!
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