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    Marie Christine Gosse

Cold weather, dreaming of a garden and here you are with this "yarn" which could be worked for some outside shows of art textile pieces.
Made from garden cover, present knotting paper, golden metallic embroidery thread, peacock feathers and spun on a drop spindle.
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    Janet LaMonte/Woolthing

Ring around a Rosie
This yarn is made up of Romney and Lincoln wool, mohair locks, cotton fabric, mohair yarn, polyester flower petals, glass beads and bone beads.
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    Lindsay Helmrich

This is a single I spun on my drop spindle that has wild silk worm cocoons strung on orange embroidery floss.
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I saw these beautiful feathers and instantly wanted to spin them into a nice yarn. The colors, light and dark greys and black, mirror the colors of the feathers. The light blues of the glass beads and the fabric I spun into the yarn emphasize the airiness.

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"Blood on the Highway" (Yeah, I wonder about my taste level too). And I tried very yard to make this yarn represent the whole DUI process and its consequences. The yarn itself is a two ply of Merino wool and some more of Hollyeqq's bomb pop hand dyed wool, with black firestar spun in to give it that night time asphalt sparkle. Sewn in are mini beer cans, a bottle of Courvosier, a stoplight, a one way sign, stop signs, and gavels. Hope someone will knit up a hat for their designated driver!
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    M. K. Lawrie

T-Shirt Yarn
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    Rebecca/Native Earth Teaching Farm

I spun this two ply yarn out of alpaca and the hair of a friend who lost it to chemo, and she used the yarn to make art for an heirloom for her young daughter. She wrote: "I have never seen my mousy hair as beautiful before." Bless her adventurous spirit, wherever it may be.
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    Linda Scharf/Stoneleafmoon

La Bete
Spun from all things wild, including Scottish Blackface, Karakul, Fat-tailed sheep from Turkey, burrs, grasses.





Spinners were asked to submit their handspun images that ran the range. Submissions no longer being accepted. Info about submitting to other shows...