Spinning A Raw Yarn

This is my first miniature hank of yarn spun on a drop spindle. It’s about a heavy Double Knit weight and it’s spun from raw, unwashed and uncarded fleece. Raw fleece also means loads of lanolin and soft hands and, let’s face it, the scent can only be classified as agricultural… Nuff said!

Small hank of hand spun yarn on drop spindle by Irene Lundgaard
Small hank of hand spun yarn on drop spindle 1 by Irene LundgaardSmall hank of hand spun yarn on drop spindle 2 by Irene Lundgaard

Yarn spun at the Natural Dye Workshop @ The Yarn Room
© Irene Lundgaard 2012

I’m really enjoyed the process and I’m excited about where this new (rekindled) skill may lead me in my yarn adventures. I most certainly do have the opportunity to indulge if I want to spin more as I have a raw Jacob’s fleece from the Tinahely Farm Shop and lovely Hannah’s spindle in the house, so I’m good to go should the urge come over me!

2 responses to “Spinning A Raw Yarn”

  1. Nic says:

    >> agricultural

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    I know that agricultural perfume well. Tee hee. 😉

    Wonderful to see you fleetingly this evening.

    Nic X X X x x x x

  2. Irene says:

    Giggle!
    And yes, you’re right. ‘Twas lovely to see you the other day. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with with the yarn…