the yarn museum   Gallery/Garment District Show November 2007
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Los winners del handspun yarn are:
Kristin Shields/Knit One Quilt Two
Lorraine Barrick
Eunice Chang

Marie-Christine Gosse
HollyEqq

Zé DaLuz/KnitZy

Thanks to all who submitted by the 15th! Please feel free to submit images thru the end of November 2007!

           


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    Rineke Brouwer

The yarn for this hat has the same colours as a painting of a shark I have on the wall at my home - it just misses the colour of blood in that picture. Hence the name: Shark before attack. The chilly appearance of the yarn seems to disappear when something is made of it that is supposed to keep you warm: a winter hat.

Spun from wool on a spindle, colours blended on the handcarder. Evolving knitting i.e. no pattern involved.

           
                   
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    Jenny Turco/Bee’s Knees Knitting

Float Scarf – hand crocheted scarf by Jenny using handspun Pluckyfluff yarn. Yarn was spun with natural and dyed mohair and bits of sparkle handspun over a black core thread dotted with little white “snowball” puffs. Glass beads have been crocheted into the ends of the scarf. Pattern for the scarf will be featured in Pluckyfluff’s book that is set to come out early in 2008.
           
                   
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    Julie/Flawful Fibers & Yarns

"Sassy Backpack Style Purse" (approx. 12" at widest point x 13.5" tall)
I handknit these with 3 skeins (Gypsyish, Ursa, & Melodious - worsted & worsted/bulky as shown with lots of fun textures and gorgeous colors) and a mini green/white skein, all spun by Abby at FeralFeminine,

The straps are reinforced (knitted in) with a leather cord, adjustable by metal findings. There's a snap button enclosure, and velvety lining sewed in with a pocket, and a drawstring under the flap. I used the basic pattern of the Clarks & Coats Bearclaw Throw (using the wrong side as the right side) for the front and back of the bag, widening the outer edges a bit, and improvised everything else in order to create the bag.
           
                   
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    Zé DaLuz/KnitZy

The yarn was handspun by me - it is handdyed cotton in pink/white tones plied with green wool/silk blend.
Then I knit it into a hat, adding a little pink & turquoise fringy decoration.
           
                   
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    HollyEqq

Rocknnn Angelina Hat
A friend of mine stopped by one Saturday and I had just settled down to spin a yarn. So I gave her a box of fluff and locks and told her to choose what I was going to spin next. The yarn is the result of that pleasurable visit.
Fast forward six months and I finally get around to knitting the yarn for her into something special - a hat to keep her warm during the bitter cold winter months in Florida! It is super soft and cozy warm, yet suits her crazy personality.
The yarn was created from Merino wool, BFL locks, targhee locks, and lots and lots of Angelina.

           
                   
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    Marie-Christine Gosse

Capelet created by Marie (crochet and tunisian crochet work) from HollyEqq yarn, right.
           
                   
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    Lynn Wigell/Yarn Wench

Handspun moorit colored Corriedale and hand-dyed kid mohair locks knit up into a scarf. (Spun and knit by Lynn)
           
                   
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    Jennifer Tallapaneni/Pie Knits

Handspun fingering-DK weight single and lace headband, spun + knit by Jennifer.
           
                   
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Lorraine Barrick

Knit by me from handspun yarns from the following artists:
Angela Place/Material World, HollyEQQ, Laine ZinZin, Lampe’s Lumps, Linda Scharf/StoneLeafMoon, Rachel Marie, Also includes Lorraine's handspun.

           
                   
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    Kristin Shields/Knit One Quilt Two

This is knit from Tanglewood Fiber Creations handspun.
             
                   
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    Scarf spun and knit by Katherine Ruiz.

Spun on a drop spindle with fiber from Holly EQQ.
           
                   
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    Joanne Moon

Merino two-ply yarn, spun on my Louet wheel, knitted into a hat for Alice, my friend's baby.
           
                   
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Abby/Folktale Fibers

Handknit & sewn shirt. I knit the yoke (both front + back) from a shiny, silky-soft tencel single spun & dyed by me. The rest of the shirt is sewn from light cotton fabric. This is the most comfortable shirt I own!

           
                   
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    Eunice Chang

Fingerless mitts incorporating a lace leaf pattern, originally for a Fall-focused swap. Knitted in my own handspun, a wool/mohair blend from Three Waters Farm.
           
                   
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    Velma Root/ColorBomb Creations

Fez and the handspun, called 'Blood Fever' are both by Velma.
           
                   
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    Deborah Evans

Soy silk handpainted with acid dyes when in roving form. Hand spun and then plied with handspun domestic grey wool as part of a joint spinning/weaving demonstration by Deborah. The resulting yarn was then woven on a black silk warp into 4 scarves by Sue of Valley Vogue.
           
                   
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Everyone was asked to submit their knitted, crocheted and woven garments that included handspun yarn. Prizes were awarded! Submissions are no longer being accepted. Info for submitting to other shows...

For more items made from handspun see the Handspun Forward Gallery, an ongoing show.