Each Spin Set contains 3 ounces of Merino with one ounce per color. There are several ways they may be spun. I recommend 2 set be purchased when using a spinning wheel or if using spindles, purchase 1 spin set and divide each color in half.
The first method is that a spinner can use 2 sets spun in the exact sequence on 2 bobbins. For example, if the set consists of Blue, Green, and Yellow, One bobbin would be spun Starting with Blue as the first color, Green as the second color, and Yellow as the third color. The second bobbin would be spun Starting with Blue as the first color, Green as the second color, and Yellow as the third color. Finally, the singles from both bobbins are plied together to create a hand-spun gradient yarn.
The second method is to split the fibers lengthwise and spin in a sequence of (color 1, color 2, color 3)* repeating from (to) until all fiber is used. Then spinning a second bobbin in an alternate sequence of (color 2, color 3, color 1)* repeating from (to) until all fiber is used. Then plying the 2 singles together. A spinner may also elect to spin the same sequence for each bobbin.
The third method would be to split the fiber lengthwise and spin in sequence for the first bobbin (color 1, Color 2, Color3)* repeating to end. On the second bobbin the spinner would spin in order all of color 1, all of 2, all of color 3. This would be plied together for a softer gradient than in Method 1.
The fourth method is chaos spinning in which all three colors are held together and spun in a manner the universe dictates on both bobbins which are then plied together. The spinner can allow as much or little control in color selection as they like.
Shawl above was hand spun and knit by me. The pattern is High Desert by Romi Hill and is available on Ravelry.
Come one and all! You are cordially invited to come and join in the gathering of fabulous makers of gorgeous things. If you do not know who the fabulous makers are, please take the time to look in the mirror and give yourself a smile. You are a fabulous maker!
January 19th from 12pm until 5pm or later if y'all want to stay and have more fun!
Deep Dyed Yarns
605 N Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356
The building parking lot is on HIGH STREET and we will be in the little red metal building behind Tickled Pink.
What to bring:
Your spinning wheel/spindle and a smile. Maybe a chair or pillow if you do not like folding chairs or IKEA chairs.
Time to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. Deep Dyed Yarns is having a massive Giveaway on January 1, 2019 for our customers.
The Prizes aren’t 100% ironed out yet, but so far there will be at the very least the following prizes:
$100 Gift Certificate
$50 Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate
How to enter your project ...
1. Work on a project with your Deep Dyed Yarn or Fiber.
2. Enter the project with our yarn into the Ravelry database with a picture and LINK TO THE DEEP DYED YARN used in the project.
3. Sit back and wait for January 1, 2019.
Enter your project on Instagram with hashtag #deepdyedyarns