Handspun Silk Yarn

Rivers of silken shimmer using silk yarn
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Rivers of silken shimmer using silk yarn
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Handspun Silk Yarn

12.50

I love to sit outdoors on a warm afternoon and spin this yarn. The silk feels like butter flowing through my hands! This handspun, highly overspun, Mulberry silk yarn is wonderful to use in Nuno felting! Lay it out on your project to achieve rivers of dazzling silken shimmer. Allow it to coil back on itself to create “corkscrew fringe” or coil it into spiral “rosettes” and be delighted at the charming crinkling that results when the wool shrinks. Clump it on for a brocade effect. (Try to spread it out a bit so there is good contact with the wool. Don’t allow it to pile it onto itself too much. Spaces between the wool will diapppear when the felt shinks.) Photos of the rivers of silken shimmer, corkscrew fringe, spiral rosettes and brocade effect are labeled and included in the images for this listing. Click on the individual images to enlarge them and view the text.

This yarn is single ply.

Sold in 1 oz. skeins

Yarn thickness options are: Light (10—12 yards), Medium (7-9 yards) and Chunky (4-6 yards).

Due to the fact that this yarn is unevenly spun, it is sold by weight, rather than length. The length of a skein is running anywhere from 4-12 yards, depending on the thickness of the yarn. Also, because this yarn is highly spun, it contracts more than ordinary yarn and can stretch quite a bit when pulled taut. I use this yarn generously in my work and find that 1 medium skein is enough for 2-3 long Nuno felted scarves.

Note: the cut ends of the yarn must be placed in contact with the wool so they felt in, otherwise they will eventually unravel. Alternatively, you could tie a knot onto the end of the yarn.

This yarn is highly overspun and therefore, full of “energy.” If you find it is spun too tightly to work with, simply allow one end to hang and un-spin. This allows some of the energy to be released and will allow the yarn to become easier to lay out. However, do not un-spin it too much, because it is wonderful to capture the “corkscrews” in felt.

Un-dyed

Coming soon: dyed Handspun Mulberry silk yarn!, so check my shop in the future for the listings! Or, send me a message to be notified when it becomes available.

This item was made in a smoke-free studio.

Materials:

Mulberry silk roving

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