This is the yarn I made for the 4th block of the journey to the golden fleece. The assignment was to make a yarn that says “I love you” to yourself. It took me a while to get back to spinning, with the end of the school year and lots of people in my house, but it felt good to get back to it. I tried some new techniques and made a thick colorful, sparkly yarn. I didn’t realize until I took it outside to photograph it that it was a garden yarn. When I picked the colors, I was surprised, because I usually am more drawn to reds and pinks, but this one was mostly purple and green and gold. On the fibery goodness website, they have what is called the “yarn randomizer” which will give you materials and techniques to try. I came up with beehive coil, so I tried it with some pencil roving I had. It is core spun. I also used a single which I had spun and felted and another wool single I had made a while ago. I Navajo plied them together, which made a nice, thick sturdy yarn. I took another wool single and plied it with strips of sparkly fabric from a shirt I had bought at the thrift store and bits of lace and sequins. I plied that twice over the Navajo plied yarn, and voila! my very own goddess garden yarn. It looks like a springtime garden!
Poem for the goddess garden yarn:
The wings of the dove on this bright sunny morn
Reflect the golden sun
In the springtime, life is reborn.
Life is a journey,
Life is a dream.
Sleeping and waking, what does it mean?
Love alone gives us wings
To fly in the golden light.
Love is the air that gives us breath
Love is the food that brings good health
In the spring, life blossoms anew
Love and renewal