Spinning a Yarn


I carded up on of my textured art batts the other day.  The batt was full of Merino, Bluefaced

Textured Art Batt

Leicester, lots of mulberry silk, Wensleydale locks (from my sheepies!), Teeswater lamb locks, bamboo rayon, and Angelina.  This batt is soooo next to skin soft and smooshy.  Batts don’t sit around very long around here.  🙂  I quickly pulled a strip off the batt and joined onto the leader of my Majacraft Rose.

I spun, letting the yarn become what it wanted. The yarn spun up very quickly and before I knew it the batt was gone and the bobbin was full.  I love to spin singles, so I knew this would be another single which would be so nice and textured, it would stand on it own and not need plying.  Textured singles is what I love spinning!

On the Bobbin

The Yarn!

Spinning a Yarn

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Yarn Spun from Hands and Notions Batt

I got quite a bit of spinning done the other day.  This yarn was spun up from one of the lovely batts I purchased from Hands and Notions.  She has a wonderful selection of chunky carded batts.   This batt spun up very fast.  This yarn is so next-to-skin soft and fluffy.  The majority of the fiber content is merino farm wool…It is so soft!

Cardin’ Up Some Batts

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Textured Art Batt

I spent the day making up some textured art batts to spin.  The batts have merino, bamboo, throwsters silk, Wensleydale locks, and Angelina.  I used some natural black Wensleydale locks.  I really like the way the batts have turned out.  Now it is time to spin!!!

Art Yarn Add-Ins

I was spinning up some yarn the other day, adding in my typical yarns and fabrics.  I like to add in textured yarns and strips of fabric.  The novelty yarns are usually around fingering weight or a little heavier.

I decided to add some of my art yarn add in’s (or Snippets as I like to call them) in my shop.  I am going to list these in the Etsy shop I share with my sister.  So if you want to be adventurous with your spinning, check them out!  The Snippets are made from top quality yarn/quilt shop fibers and fabrics.

Carding up Some Batts

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Smooth Textured Batt

I have been super busy carding up some batts.  I have my Matchless set up on double drive and have been spinning like crazy for a new weaving project I have in mind.

The project I am wanting to weave is a really neat woven hat using the Saori method of weaving.  I got the idea for the hat from Jill of Saori Santa Cruz.  She always has something neat she is working on and the hat really caught my attention.  I hope to have enough yarn spun up soon so I can start weaving!

Alpaca Blended Batts

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Alpaca Blended Batt

Yes, it is more alpaca.  Remember the chocolate brown alpaca I washed recently?  Well, I made a few batts with it.  The batts are so soft.  I blended the brown alpaca with pink merino, white alpaca, and some Angelina.  I cannot wait to spin these batts!


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Washed Alpaca Locks

I have been washing up some AWESOME alpaca fleece.  I have been spinning it as soon as it is dry!  Yes, it is that awesome.  I have set aside a little bit for the shop, so check it out! It is so soft it just about spins itself!   I really love the  color.  It is a nice light chocolate brown.  I am blending some batts and will post a few after I get them spun up!

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