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Monday, May 4, 2009

Yarn by Betsy Heistand

Yarn is sold in skeins or balls. Skeins are those cool looking twisty things.
I spin wool into yarn on my spinning wheel. It ends up on a large bobbin. Then I make these large skeins using my niddy noddy (yep. that's what it's called).
I dye the large batch of yarn first so I get consistent colors for more than one skein. The yarn pictured got rewound into 200yd skeins.

Betsy's hand made yarn is available at http://www.betsyply.etsy.com

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