Every now and then someone will send me a picture to share what they've done, though, and I can't exaggerate what a thrill that is.
A year or two ago I was contacted by Mark Sloniker, an artist on Etsy, with a request for some supercoil yarn. I love to make supercoil, although it's time-consuming. It involves spinning a long, thin single, then plying it with another single or "core thread" by wrapping it pretty much at 90 degrees so as to encase the other single (like a core) with a long coil of yarn. I discussed this process more, with illustrations, previously in my blog.
|Example of supercoil yarn: I love the look and feel of these!|
Mark had a particular project in mind -- a tree stump -- and asked for specific colours. After getting his approval on the dye job I did on the wool -
|Merino commercial top hand-painted with acid dyes|
|As the fibres are drafted apart for spinning, the colours fade and blend|
I spun the yarn -
|This totalled about 56 yards of supercoil yarn|
Not long ago I heard back from Mark, who not only finished his truly gorgeous tree stump - as you can see below -
|You can read about how Mark made this fabulous piece on his blog|
| A pic from Mark's blog about the book -|
love the critters, and hey, there's my yarn in the background!
There are tons of behind-the-scene photos of the making of this beautiful book on Mark's blog HERE.
So a totally exciting story of some yarn that has gone on to make me proud! I'm humbled by his amazing creativity.
In the meantime, I keep spinning...
|I always try to keep a few skeins of supercoil in my Etsy shop...|