Hand Spinning & Natural Dyeing - Sarah Matthess

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Art-Yarn, Ivy-Leaves.


Thought you might like to see what I did with the ivy-leaf dyed fleece.  This art-yarn also includes wool dyed with madder root, ragwort, horsetail, dock-seed and onion skins. I incorporated a little suri-alpaca, and small amount of cotton for texture. Suitable for knitting on larger needles (6-8mm?) it varies in thickness, but over-all is about 5 wpi.  This is really quite soft. Each skein weighs just over 80grams, and there's more coming on the wheel. It would make good knitting or weaving yarn. I like the over-all green shade, given by the ivy-leaves mainly. 

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