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What to do with hand spun wool?

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Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 11:56:48

I spin for a hobby, both by hand and in a wheel, but I don't knit or crochet and have no real desire to (i'd rather quilt). I don't have enough of any one colour to make anything particularly useful, maybe 2 hanks at most.
In the past I have woven scarves but on my homemade loom it didn't work very well. Does anyone have any other suggestions of what to do with it? I'm open to selling it but even at craft fairs no-one has been that interested, I thunk because of the small quantities.

Do you know someone who would knit/crochet the yarn for you? Small amounts of handspun yarn might make interesting and attractive cushion covers or hand-knitted bags. Other than that, I am at a bit of a loss, I'm afraid - but I do have friends who are far more skilled crafters than I am, and who work with unique, handspun yarn, and I will ask them if they have any suggestions the next time I see them, if that would help.

Could you post some pictures of your yarn, please? I'd love to see it.

ouryve Thu 18-Apr-13 12:36:18

Is it fine enough for embroidery?

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 18-Apr-13 12:45:12

I would also be interested in seeing photos of your yarn. I like the sound of making cushions or mixing shades to make a special throw.

Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 13:50:35

I tend to spin fairly thick slub yarn, with mixtures of colours. I can spin quite fine but I get bored - it takes so long to get anywhere I tend not to. I'm at work now but I'll try and put some photos up somewhere later this evening after dinner. I'm not sure if I have any photos of my yarn on If you search there, my username is labhaoisa, but it might take you a while to find in amongst all the stuff I did at uni.

dothraki Thu 18-Apr-13 13:56:36

Sounds as though it would make a lovely corsage

GroupieGirl Thu 18-Apr-13 17:48:31

I'm knitting/crocheting my wedding flowers and would love to buy some homespun from you - that is if you're willing?! I want the flowers to be all different colours/sizes/textures.

Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 20:11:55

That sounds like s brilliant use for it. let me take some photos tonight so you know what you are in for and we can go from there smile

GroupieGirl Thu 18-Apr-13 21:21:42


dothraki Thu 18-Apr-13 21:29:11

Put the photos on your profile smile

Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 22:09:07

I'll have another go at that now. Or you could look at my blog - I've added it onto the post I was intending to write today anyway... (I'm not touting for compliments, it's just the easiest way I know, I can't seem to work out how to make the photos work on my profile....)

Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 22:15:10

OK, the photo should be on my profile now if you don't want to go off-site.

That is lovely yarn!

Tallyra Thu 18-Apr-13 23:26:58

thank you grin

dothraki Fri 19-Apr-13 07:15:07

Tally your quilts are lovely.

Tallyra Fri 19-Apr-13 08:10:50

Aww thank you. smile

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