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Art Yarn Spinning – First Time with Multiple Techniques

a woman holds a skein of textured multicolored art yarn
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In my latest spinning session I decided to try my hand at an art yarn skein. It’s not a style, that I’ve had any experience with, and I would say the end product is also well out of my usual comfort zone.

But, inspired by a spinning class I took last fall with Jillian Moreno, as well as a generous gift of colored rovings form my friend Anne of Middlebrook Fiberworks, I wanted to give it a try.

If you’re looking to try your own art yarn, I can suggest the following videos and Instagram accounts for instruction and inspiration.

Spinning Videos

How to Spin Art Yarn from UrbanGypZ

Spinning on the Ashford Country Spinner 2 from Steph Gorin

Learn to Lock Spin from The Yellowfarm

Spinners on Instagram

Mina of @knittingexpat, Bren of @snerbyarn, Heidi of Brown Dog Fiber Arts @heidi_fortsch, Stacey of @urbangypz

Published by Sarah Scully

Sarah is the owner/operator of Vermont Natural Sheepskins. She is an avid knitter and knitwear designer. She also enjoys cooking and gardening.

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