mystery yarn reveal: Beauty and the Beast!

This was such a fun spinning project!

The Beauty yarn is half hand dyed yellow gold merino, bamboo, tussah silk, firestar, rayon thread and pearl beads in white and cream. The other half is hand dyed green merino, bamboo, firestar and rayon thread strung with silk flowers, leaves and more pearl beads.

The Beast yarn is hand dyed brown merino, bamboo, copper angelina, with tailspun teeswater locks and plyed with gold rayon thread. The other half is shades of blue plyed with rayon thread strung with random tiny beads in browns, greens and aubergine.

hand dyed merino, bamboo, silk flower , teeswater locks, gold, yellow, blue, brown green, beauty and the beast, beads

 


mystery yarn spinning project

I feel like I should be spending every second of every day working on my business, but sometimes I just need to play!

I was sorting through my table full of samples for my upcoming Blending Board Magic class (I will be teaching at both Shepherd’s Extravaganza and Okfiberfest), when I got fidgety.

“MUST PLAY WITH PRECIOUS FIBERS”, said the voice.

Here is what I grabbed. Can you guess my inspiration? Stay tuned!

blue, gold and brown wool, bamboo, firestar, beads, red silk flowers


Next wool on the spinning wheel

My hand dyed braid and big spring batt of Rambouillet and Targhee wool.

Can you say: SPROING!!!!  

Both of these fibers really like to bloom, so even a finely spun yarn will poof up.  I’m aiming for a fingering weight so will have to spin close to a lace weight.

I plan keeping the colors separate. What will I knit?  Maybe a light weight shawl with stripes and lace?

fleebers