I recently bought Jacey Boggs’ book Spin Art. I’ve experimented with corespinning and tailspinning in the past, but my attempts at producing beehives have always been a hideous disaster as I was guessing how they were made.
The book arrived at about the time Shiela announced her annual spring competition, based around spinning a yarn inspired by a photo. This year’s photo was of some beautiful white and purple crocus flowers.
Here’s my entry, using a mix of the techniques in the Spin Art book:
I was really pleased with the beehives and got more daring as the yarn went on. I started with small beehives, but when they managed to make it onto the bobbin without getting caught up in the orifice or the sliding hooks on my Ladybug’s bulky flyer, I kept increasing the size. The big white ones do look alarmingly like whitchetty grubs (or alien brains, thank you SulkyCat…)!
I love the look of some art yarns, but always wonder what people actually make with them. There isn’t a huge amount of this yarn, so I am going to try using it in weaving – I’m thinking of a black bag with this yarn making a stripe across the flap?