A spinning spree!

Woo-hoo, I’m caught up on my Journey to the Golden Fleece assignments! I wanted to finish these yarns before I leave for vacation (tomorrow). I decided to do 2 different yarns for this module. The assignment was to keep going, be persistent and to make a yarn with a technique we are expert at.  The second part of the assignment was to dive into our stash and use that special something we have been saving for the right moment.

I decided to make 2 different yarns.  The first one is from a batt I carded with wool, sari silk, angelina fiber and a silk hanky.

I plied it with metallic thread and beads. I really like to ply this way, although when I get to the middle, it is a test of my persistence–I get tired of beading. But I got through it!



all done!
all done!










Then I pulled out the mohair locks I bought at my first sheep and wool festival last summer. I had been wanting to try making a “locky” yarn, but was a little nervous about trying it. But I jumped in and made it, and I love it. When my (23 year old) daughter saw it, she said, “Can I make something with that?” I still have lots of locks left, so I can make more.  It was fun and came out how I hoped it would.  How great is that?

yarn spun from mohair locks
yarn spun from mohair locks

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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