Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sea shells by the sea shore

I spun some more yarn... this time with small shells!

First I dyed some white roving into beachy colors using commercial food coloring I bought at Smart and Final.

Then I spun up the yarn starting with with the sand colors and progressed to the sea and sky so when it is knit or crocheted, it should make somewhat of a landscape.

I plied the yarn with holographic metallic thread that I had strung with small shells I got in Hawaii recently. (That took a LONG time!)

I'm really happy with the results! the stats: 80 yards, 3.5 oz.

Makes me want to go back to Hawaii though!


K8 said...

That's so beautiful!!

g-girl said...

that is amazing. just found your blog and I'm glad I did! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm totally behind, but I really adore the wee shells in the yarn. Lovely. Clever spinner.

Star said...