Spin Challenge

In order to spice things up a bit and to have a chronological documentation of arts yarns from the beginning of the Art Yarn Movment in 2005, I have decided to commit to a Spin Challenge.  I am going to spin each type of art yarn that has been documented since then.  Videos will be posted so you can follow along and see replicas of yarns from the Art Yarn Movement.

The best books for finding the types of art yarn, and just in general, are as follow:   

Handspun Revolution, Lexi Boeger (aka Pluckyfluff), 2005

Intertwined:  The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning, Lexi Boeger , 2008.

Get Spun:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Spinning Art Yarns, Symeon North, 2010.

The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs:  Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns, Sarah Anderson, 2012.

Hand Spun:  New Spins on Traditional Techniques, Lexi Boeger, 2012.

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn:  The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns, Ashley Martineau, 2013.

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"Show up,


pay attention,


tell the truth,




don't be invested

in the outcome."

Wise and WONDERFUL woman once told me...