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How to Spin Funky Art Yarn (with flowers)

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How to Spin Funky Art Yarn (with flowers)

Ever wondered how to spin fun and funky art yarn?

Wonder no more, dear fiber-loving friend.

You’re about to see how I do it. Annnnnddd… we’ll add some flowers just for fun.

I’m using my baby (Lendrum Saxony spinning wheel), but you can use a spindle if you like.

For roving and spindles and all that, you can check out Etsy!

You won’t need a drum carder or hand cards or combs or any of those items. They do make the process faster and you’ll get a more predictable, blended effect, but I like the look of just throwing caution to the wind and seeing what ya get.

Art yarn has no rules! Do your thang. Have a watch and comment below telling me what you think!

Thanks a bunch.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Chandi

 

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:51+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Hand-Spun Yarn, Roving and Fiber, Video Tutorials|17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Deb lugiewicz July 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Amazing. I love your videos and of course your yarn!!!

  2. Lara July 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, You asked for ideas in your video, and I’ve got a couple – a series on spinning would be really, really cool. Something that would include spindles. I don’t have a wheel at this point, but you’ve interested me in the whole technique. Second, I would love to see some more videos on knitting for beginners.

    • Chandi July 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Great ideas. Thank you!

      • Kendra August 2, 2015 at 1:55 am - Reply

        hey Chandi, this is a random question but I can’t find the august giveaway page please help!

        • Chandi August 2, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

          We will be putting it up soon! Keep an eye out for it. 🙂

  3. emily July 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Nice!

  4. Stacy July 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    That was absolutely adorable and informative all at the same time. I’ve spun on a drop spindle eons ago. I’d love to get a wheel and spin some more. But, then, when would I have time for all my knitting and weaving?!! You make it look so easy/fun. Your wheel is gorgeous!! Maybe, one of these days….I’ll get back into spinning!

  5. KittenWithAWhiplash July 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    First, you are cuter than the law allows, with magical unicorn hair, a giant firber burrito and your nail polish co-ordinated to your roving.. Second, thanks for showing that you can do this even without a carder. In the same vein of spinning without a lot of expensive equipment, I’d love to see your take on making your own drops spindle and how to use it, also the difference between top and bottom whorl spindles. Thanks for all the amazing giveaways and fun videos..

  6. Stacey July 4, 2015 at 5:00 am - Reply

    I love your video’s (you taught me to knit)!

  7. MAXINE sTALEY July 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    THANKYOU FOR THIS OPPERTUNITY TO WIN SOME OF YOUR COLORFUL YARNS. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL SHOULDd I BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN I WILL BE SHARING THEM WITH THE SPECIAL ED ART CLASS IN HIAWATHA, KS. THANKS AGAIN..

  8. Merry Miller Moon July 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I love your videos! I was hoping you would show a completed project using that yarn. Something knitted or crocheted. I have a suggestion for a future video-how to use weaving sticks. I just bought some and I don’t really know what to do with them. I’ve seen video tutorials online–but they don’t show the whole process-like what do I do with it when I haven’t completed the project? Etc. Thank you Chandi!

  9. Tommie Porter July 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I love your yarns and get them when I can. I always try to enter the monthly give A Ways but usually can’t find or access the entry area. Again this month I can’t seem to find the entry area. There is a box with a spinning thing which I think is the entry but alas my computer for some reason just won’t let it come up-. That’s just my darn luck.. It’s a lovely give a way, sure wish I could get a chance at it..

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!! Who is able to enter..

    Tommie Porter
    Yelm Washington State

  10. patti July 22, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    that was so much fun to watch! thank you!

  11. Debi July 26, 2015 at 3:18 am - Reply

    I am a new designer and am always looking for gorgeous new yarn that inspires me to design the next sweater. Just got several of your new yarns as I found out I’m going to be a grandma! What better reason for new yarn and inspiration!

  12. Lisa August 1, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Had no idea it was that easy- thanks! Getting my first wheel and can’t wait to play 🙂

  13. Peggi L February 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I think your videos are great! I have some beginner friends who would benefit from watching you as they can repeat as necessary. I will check out your others as time allows, such a nice information source.
    The video on mixing fibers and flowers was fun, reminding me that I have oh so much fiber to spin–just not enough hours in the day! Am still using my Ashford wheel that I assembled back in 1974! A little oil and I’m on my way.
    I have a llama fleece that was free and freshly shorn last summer. Since I don’t think it is yarn for knitting worthy I think I’ll try a flokati type rug. If you have any pearls of wisdom about that I’d like to hear.
    Thanks for your inspiration and now back to knitting!
    Peggi

    • Chandi February 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Peggi, a rug sounds awesome! I’d love to see it when you’re finished!

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