cotton candy seedling

my friend Cheryl at Recycled Lamb undertook a great project!  the Denver Art Museum is doing a new permanent textile display, featuring spinning, weaving, felting, etc.  they will have their own little “pods” and in the spinning pod, they wanted to feature art yarn.  so Cheryl agreed to send out 2 oz. of fleece to those who wanted to participate.  we could do anything with the fleece to make it “art yarn”- dye it, add silk noils, card it with other fibers, etc.  so i thought it would be a good exercise.  i have wanted to explore textured yarn, but i think i was a little intimidated.  the big question always is, what are you going to do with it when it is done?  well, this was easy, all i had to do was spin it, so i felt like i could be really creative.  Here is what i started with: 2 oz. of raw fleece (shown washed) and i decided to card it with some Louet Silk Merino in fushia.

DAM art fleece

for those of you that know me, i am not usually into hot pink (i am more drawn to earthy colors),  but i had this around and i thought it would be fun for this application.  i was thinking outside the box with the texture of the yarn, so why not the color too!


i did a Lexi Boeger (aka Pluckyfluff) technique called seedling.  start with core spun yarn, coil it, and navajo ply.  easy peasy!

seedling yarn

i was really happy with the first attempt.  so happy that i want to try it with all kinds of other roving and fleece!

seedling skein

i sent it off to Cheryl.  they are going to choose about 20 to go into the display.  i am so glad i participated!  it was freeing with no expectations and i was tickled pink.  (sorry i had to)


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1 Response to cotton candy seedling

  1. Genevieve Schutt says:

    Hello Denise,

    I love the cotton candy, being rather fond of pink at times, and this is a time. The merino silk fuchsia “buttons” would look super smart on a silk kimono-type jacket. What a great thing the Museum of Art is doing.



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