Handspun Yarn: Dark and Stormy


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This is my typical "kitchen sink" yarn where I take various bits of wool I dyed & drum card it together with natural colored fibers and inclusions - in this case bits of recycled sari silk. Once carded into batts it is spun, only I found the color combo rather dull & flat once spun. I over-dyed it with various different shades of... (con't below)

2-ply; 4oz (113g); approx. 176yards; approx. 8wpi

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...blues and green injected randomly throughout the skein. At first I was not convinced I liked the color: it seemed too dark with not much dimension. But once dried I really liked the effect. The earth tones, dark & light shades with little bright bits of sari silk popping through here and there, reminded me of glints of light popping through after a storm. This color scheme would appeal to both the masculine and feminine.

Contains: horned dorset, finnish landrace & cheviot sheep wool, cream alpaca, and recycled sari silk. Sheep wool is from small producers in New England; alpaca from a hobby farm in Nova Scotia. All fleece is processed from raw: picked, washed, dyed, combed & carded.

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