A Fiber Story

by Cynthia

I recently finished spinning some yarn that I really enjoyed making. For once I thought ahead and took some photos throughout the process to share with you in a blog post. I think the photos sort of tell a story of how this yarn came to be.

Before I show you the photos let me explain what I used and how I spun it. The yarn is spun with 100% corridale wool. The dark brown fiber is a natural dark brown- not dyed. The two shades of violet fibers I previously dyed with cochineal. I used my carders to blend the fibers together. I wanted them to be only slightly blended as I still wanted the violets to come through. Once I finished making the rolags I spun the fiber using the long draw method of spinning. This created a very bulky and lofty yarn that is going to be very warm and cozy.

I plan on listing this yarn in my Etsy shop as soon as I can.

Here are its details:

  • 100% corriedale
  • naturally dyed
  • handspun
  • ~6 wpi
  • super bulky weight thick & thin
  • US needle 11 & up
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