There’s been considerable interest in the magical art yarn post we put up the other day. People are excited about colour and colour blending. Great way to start the year. We love making our own art yarn. We like sharing ideas about colourways and how to spin something which looks both original and attractive. Colour and texture are always important. Art yarns can use up your bits and pieces of dyed or leftover fibre. You just need the ideas. The UrbanGypZ video does just that for you. Shows you a way of getting an interesting yarn together.
Meryl was spinning some lovely colour on Monday and was surrounded by lovely colour! It is something which is important to Meryl. She chooses colours carefully , she thinks about it for a long time and she likes to get it exactly right. Why not? It means the thought and care produce something which will hold its look and style for a long time. The wool on her wheel is from the Bendigo Woollen Mills.
The art batt is from First Edition (site currently being upgraded) and is a Merino/Alpaca/Silk mix which is very effective. Meryl has just spun a some midnight blue merino with green silk and it looks really good. The photo last week didn’t do it justice so we are trying to get a better one. The two soft fibres together work well so this one with the addition of the alpaca will be interesting to see and feel.