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01 March 2009 @ 11:11 am
Punk Rock  
My recent spin up, is "punk-rock" yarn
I want to knit it up into wrist warmers, but it's already on it's way to someone else :(



I thought up a few things for "metal studs", but settled on these big metal buttons.
There's also little bits of chain, rubber rings, silk thread, black silk fabric, and other bits & pieces.

<img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/-Doe-Jane/spun/GothPunked.jpg" /
 
 
 
1badseed1badseed on March 1st, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
beautiful stuff!
Jane Doejane_doe on March 2nd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks 1badseed, I love spinning
Bali: TWILIGHT} shoulderbreaktown_bali on March 2nd, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
That is seriously awesome! Do you sell it?
Jane Doejane_doe on March 2nd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yup - this was made on commission.
She basically said "my fave colors are black, lilac and red. Could you do something Punk-rock?"
So I spun her up this yarn.

Someone's asked me to spin them up some "ocean/spring yarn with flowers and sea creatures" which I'm in the midst of spinning now.
Bali: CRAFT} craft not warbreaktown_bali on March 2nd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
That's excellent. How much do you charge coz I'd be interested in buying some if that's cool? I'm store manager of the new Morris & Sons store opening in Melbourne [www.morrisandsons.com] and myself and my staff are always looking out for original type looking spins [for us personally - not the store], so if you don't mind, I'll reccommend you to them. I know Julia and Marelle would adore your stuff.

I would love to see the ocean/spring yarn one. I'd be interested in buying something along the lines of "greens, browns, earthy colors, hippy-ish, boho, Byron Bay-esque". :p
Jane Doejane_doe on March 10th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
I'm flattered :)
For art-yarns this size, I charge around $35 a skein
The size of the skeins are quite large because I use extra large bobbins.
For size reference, here's the single skein of ocean/spring yarn I've just finished spinning worn around my neck




I do spin more natural styles too.
Here's one I spun using fertility beads from an Indigenous community in the Northern Territory. There's also some beads from india in there, with some silk threads.


As well as spinning, I also like to dabble in natural dyeing. (using leaves, roots, bark, etc to gain natural colours)
I could use those techniques to create your yarn too.

In regards to "Byron bay", I've also done some more colourful yarns that have that natural/playful feel to it



If you'd like to chat more, my email address is jd@ jungledread.com