Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artsfest Yarn Premiere

Artsfest, in Conway, Arkansas, has come and gone, but the memories of the day live on. In addition to the memories, the Artsfest Handspun Yarn will be around for many years to come. May I introduce the first batch of yarn handspun from the roving the kids painted during the Artsfest festival:I have now finished five skeins of yarn (from four batches of roving). I made a different type of yarn with each roving. Variety is the spice of life!This yarn is in two skeins. It is crazy curly and springy. It reminds me of Medusa's Hair.
This next yarn is very bulky and thick. It's a 2-ply yarn and it is absolutely divine.
Just because I adore the way this next style yarn looks, I made two batches of roving this way. This one is plied with a gold thread:
This one is plied with a black thread:
The yarn plied with the black thread is the very first Artsfest yarn I made. Here it is lying on a bed of all the painted roving from Artsfest 2009:
I'm very busy spinning up the rest. I will have at least 4 more skeins to share when I'm finished.
Big announcement, this year, I will be at Dazzle Daze! It's a huge show right here in Conway. I will be sure to post more about that as time get closer.
Lastly, just a quick heads up for those of you who stumble upon my blog. In the next couple days I will be announcing another really big surprise. Love this yarn??? Then you'll want to be a Facebook Fan of The Twisted Purl. That's all I'm tell you for now. Happy Crafting! ♥


Anonymous said...

WOW This yarn is great! Question is this a yarn that Once it's gone it's gone, hard to replicate since it was done by kids? So I need to make sure I buy enough for my project?

Just wondering. Mammadeb

TheTwistedPurl said...

I can reproduce these colors or close enough to match. Each skein is pretty big, close to 150 yards. ;)