I Spun the Yarn, Now What?

You have just spun hundreds if not thousands of yards of singles, and are probably plying up a storm.
Some folks spun one type of fiber, but others spun many different types leaving them with many different yarns. What can you do with all of this newly spun yarn?

Bobbins filled with thousands of yards of yarn

Betty spun one type of fiber during Spinzilla

Large quantities of yarn may be used in large projects (Betty will be weaving a hounds-tooth shawl) but what do you do with the small skeins you have? The bobbins that were from remnant fiber stashes certainly didn’t make a ton of yarn, and won’t make for very large projects, but they should not be cast aside.

Handspun yarn is a precious commodity and should be showcased in projects that you can show off and enjoy for years to come.

If you don’t know how to ply, guide your browser to this video where Stephanie teaches you how to ply on your spinning wheel.

Our Cricket looms and our Zoom Loom would be great tools to use with your new yarn.

For a list of our Zoom Loom projects: click here
Here are a few to highlight:

The Zippy Bow tie will add punch to your wardrobe, and will certainly start a few conversations.

Many bobbins filled with colorful yarn

Different singles spun by Paul E. during Spinzilla

The Infinity Scarf is a beautiful accessory to add to your fall/winter outfits; but be careful, everyone you know will want one.

The Dibby Dabs Scarf from our Fall 2011 newsletter would be an elegant way to use some of the yarns that you have in smaller quantities.

If you spun wool, and would rather have something for your home to add some zest to the decor, try the Fun and Funky Felted Pillow from the Spring 2011 issue of our Newsletter.

Try these projects or make up your own and send photos to schacht@schachtspindle.com with the project name in the header. We would love to see your creations.

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Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin has a double degree in biology and photography (he also spins, weaves, knits and crochets.) His work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms.