Golden Lemon Lock Spun Textured Yarn

Golden Lemon Lock Spun Textured Yarn

Golden Lemon Lock Spun Textured Yarn. New and just listed in the shop.

Golden Lemon Textured Art Yarn

This particular colorway is subtle and gentle gold. I hand dyed these locks using the Greener Shades Dyes. There are Leicester Longwool, Teeswater, and Border Leicester x Gotland locks mixed in this blend. The Border Leicester x Gotland locks in particular are a crisper more defined lock that has created a lot more curls in this handspun yarn.

Look at those curls and texture

I really like the texture of this handspun. A bit crisp and still soft makes for a very interesting textured yarn.

Golden Lemon Textured Art Yarn

I kept several partial skeins for myself to use in some weavings. I can’t wait to play with this lock spun yarn.

Golden Lemon Textured Art Yarn

This is the first colorway I spun completely on the vintage Louet S71 Single Treadle spinning wheel I picked up about 6 weeks ago. It sure was fun to spin this art yarn. I know it will look wonderful in your next project. Go HERE to get some while it is in stock.

Mozzie, the Moswolt M1 Spinning Wheel

Mozzie, the Moswolt M1 Spinning Wheel

Last week I test drove a unique old artisan spinning wheel. A Moswolt M1 Spinning Wheel. Meet Mozzie…..

Moswolt M1 Spinning Wheel

Mozzie is a bit clunkity and talks and chatters, but he is a workhorse beast. It is the first single treadle wheel I have ever owned. He has one speed ratio of about a 4:1. His orifice is a half inch and my lockspun bulky yarn just slide right on through. The flyer has hooks all down each side and surprisingly my lock spun yarn rarely caught on any hooks. It seems one does not HAVE TO HAVE a giant orifice or sliding ring guides to spin bulky lockspun yarn. One has to have smooth hooks with no burrs or sharp bits.

Big bobbin

His bobbins are super big, holding approximately 10-12 ounces of yarn. The take up is strong and most times I spun with the brake off. Even at this slow ratio, I was able to do a modified backwards long draw down to a rather fine yarn. It felt faster than my Country Spinner 1 which is also a 4:1 ratio. I was able lockspin finer and backdraft long draw, which I just don’t seem to be able to do on my CS1. So being all things equal ratio wise, I have no idea why I can spin fine on Mozzie. I guess he did not read the spinning book rules and has his own ideas.

Mozzie Art Yarn

Mozzie really shines doing a 5 Bulky Art Yarn. The strong takeup creates a bulky weight lockspun art yarn quickly. I spun up a bobbin of my favorite locks and than thread plyed them off with a lace weight angora yarn. I had approximately 69-70 yards of Mozzie Spiral Art Yarn. Not too bad for a first Art Yarn skein.

Mozzie Textured Lockspun Art Yarn
Summer Forest Art Yarn Shawl

Summer Forest Art Yarn Shawl

English Leicester Longwool locks dyed and spun into a bulky weight yarn. The locks have been spiral thread plyed with a fine 2 ply laceweight angora yarn.

Summer Forest Art Yarn Shawl

I used a large oversize Tunisian Crochet hook and crocheted this in an open lacy pattern to create movement and drape.

Close up of Summer Forest Art Yarn Stitches

I used a combination of a size Q/15.75 mm and a size R/17mm hooks. I have a lovely pair handturned by Jenkins. I wanted to show off the yarn, the texture, and the curls.

I did crochet and deconstruct this shawl numerous times before I liked the arrangement of colors. But I am pretty pleased with it now that it is in the shop.

Summer Forest Art Yarn Shawl
Hand dyed Yarn and MORE Yarn….in the dye pot and on the drying rack

Hand dyed Yarn and MORE Yarn….in the dye pot and on the drying rack

I have been busy dying yarns.  They are in the dye pot, on the drying rack, on the clothes tree, and in the tree branches. The backyard seems to have yarn all over the place.

Baby Woobo and 4 ply Targhee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarn, yarn, yarn everywhere.  here is just a few photos of some of it…..  I do create my hand dyed yarn in a kettle.  My style of dyeing is very serendipity since I throw stuff at the pot and see what sticks.  Haha. Seriously, I do not do repeats so each dye pot is unique which is why I generally  dye numerous skeins at once. This helps ensure to have a nice amount to use for my weaving projects or my next crochet fibet art piece. 

 

2 ply Silk Yarn, really picks up that sunshine

 

 

 

I have Boucle yarn, 2 ply Angora yarn, BFL yarn, 2 ply Silk Yarn, and even Baby Wooboo yarn….

 

Boucle yarn, Adult mohair, CRAZY YARN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever will I do with all this yarn?  Weave scarves, shawls…sell it in the shop?  Make some Wearable Art Treasures, weave using the Triangle Loom, the Square Loom, the Rigid Heddle loom, or maybe even the new Diamond Looms I have coming…oh my…so many choices and whatever will I start with?

2 ply Angora yarn, pure bunny rabbit, two dye lots, numerous skeins