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Things to do with Art yarns:simple patterns and ideas

Posted by Lizette Venter on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : What to make with art yarn 
Most art yarns lend themselves to embellishing a project, or to make an accessory.  The reason for this is often their bulk - and the fact that a 1 - 3 wpi yarn can be quite short.  There's only so much space on a bobbin to fit such a chunky yarn.

Cowl Pattern

For a very simple yet highly individual cowl that is so warm and cosy.  All you need is a super bulky art yarn - choose one that is 1 - 4 wpi (uber chunky) and it needs to be at least 9 yards long.
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Spinning and the Weather

Posted by Lizette Venter on Monday, October 13, 2014, In : Spinning yarn 
Yep, it is definitely Autumn.  The wind howls today, and I've been watching the leaves blow past my window as I sat at my spinning wheel.  
I love making art yarns, and generally, that is what I usually make.  However, there's such a misconception about art yarns in general.  They require a  lot of skill, and a whole variety of skill too.  To make a good art yarn with structural integrity as well as a good aesthetic takes a good few years of practice. 
To prove a point with regard to my spinnin...
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