Today I’m up in Leicester with Yoshimi, and I came armed with piles of different fibres, and these:


We’re planning to work our way through Diane Varney’s book, which contains loads of interesting stuff. I hesitate to say ‘novelty yarns’ because I don’t want to conjure up visions of fun fur and sparkly acrylic. Rather, think loop yarns, core-spinning, boucle, beads, (on-purpose) slub effects and blending. I’m bringing along the Spin-Off too as I’ve wanted to try that wrap-and-roll yarn for ages.

I’m not sure how many we’ll achieve, but I do know it’s going to be a lot of fun! Maybe the yarns will become more interesting as the beer and pringles run out…

So what are you spinning today? Have you ever spun (or wanted to spin) a novelty yarn? Why not spend ten minutes today sampling something you’ve never tried before :-)

I’m getting a train back tonight, but not sure what time, so you might see me on Lingr if I get in early enough. If not, feel free to talk amongst yourselves!


3 Responses to “Spin-In: Experimentation Day”
  1. Yogicknitter says:

    Oh do take pics of the samples you spin and blog em’.
    Hope you are hvaing a great time.

  2. Amanda Cathleen says:

    sounds like a lovely way to spend the day! Enjoy!

  3. Joanne says:

    I love those wrap yarns! I’ve done all sorts of novelty yarns…but find that I am still not a pluckyfluff kind of gal. More conservative than that, even when I do novelty!

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