Making Art Yarn can be as easy or as difficult as you wish to make it. The real trick for me is to know for what I may use the yarn. If it is a woven piece then mistakes are more forgiven, if it is for knitting then pay more attention to the balance and integrity. Of course this works for me, it isn’t good advice.
Art yarn – wool. This will ‘pop out’ nicely in a woven piece.
Top of cormo wool dyed and ready to be art yarn
art yarn created from a fibre batt produced by the fabulous MM
Mixed box of art yarns
Art Yarn marathon – drying and ready to use.
Bits and pieces of art yarn samples
Beaded art yarn. I used this in the ends of a scarf, it looked great.
Close up of some boucle type art yarn, home spun home dyed alpaca
Art yarn coils – not terribly consistent, but hey, that’s where the ART bit comes in handy!
art yarn from home spun, home dyed alpaca
Art yarn sampler – all the pieces from a Jacey Boggs ~ EGMTK art yarn workshop near Melbourne, Victoria, in 2011