Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crepe Yarn

I have been trying to learn about crepe yarn. I used information from Sarah Anderson's Book to spin the yarn pictured below. I spun two singles S and over plied them in a Z direction, then I spun a single in the Z direction and plied it with the over plied z yarn, in the S direction.

 

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunset waves

More tailspun yarn... Mohair. I love the sunset colors in this skein

 

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beehives and tail spinnng

With this yarn I looked at the dyed locks and thought... Waves of the ocean...and I often think that beehives look like shells... So I spun some ocean and shells..I love it and will do more!

 

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Glam autowrap

Auto wraps are an easy way to add interest to an otherwise plain single. Here I have used it to include sparkle and sequins to add a lot of interest for a little amount of work!

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to use tailspun yarn..one way.

When I spin tail spun yarn people ask me how do you use it. It is beautiful to knit with, I love it in rigid heddle weaving. I like to pull loops up throughout the tailspun areas and try to gently pull out the hanging locks. The picture below also uses regular corespun yarn. In one area I use a Saori technique of having two colors in one row... Every so often I wove in a very long teeswater lock to continue the idea through out!

 

Tons of fun. Wearing it feels like wearing sheep skin without hurting the sheep.(actually this yarn is mohair..so I guess it would be a goat.)

 

 

 

On to the next project.. Cannot wait to use this one!

 

 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tailspun fun

I love to tailspin locks. The texture is amazing. The look of being off the sheep is so joyful. These locks are Teeswater from Gritty Knits. I loved working with them.

 

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Corespinning and Beehives!

Here I have mixed corespinning and beehives! I also threw I come cocoons and eye lashes.

Just playing around...locks, beehives, corespinning and cocoons