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Congratulations to Woodyett, voted the winner!!!

Another challenge from Pluckyfluff...

Challenge #3
SNIFF N' SPIN!!

For this challenge you will spin a yarn from aromatic fibers and materials. The yarn should have a discernible smell (pleasant or offensive...it's doesn't matter). The main parameter for this challenge is that the aroma be inherent to the fiber or material that you use. In other words- you can't just spin a yarn then soak it in peppermint oil. You need to spin fibers/materials with an existing aroma. The aroma can be natural or human-made.
The yarn does not have to have 100% aromatic materials....you can use traditional fibers for the base, etc.

Challenge started Thurs. Nov. 1st, 2007
Deadline for image submission to The Yarn Museum
was Thurs. Nov. 8th (send jpeg files, ideally 350 pixels square, to submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom)
VOTE- at Pluckyfluff's blog. (Polls closed)


           


    Pluckyfluff's beginning ingredients + finished yarn
             
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    Aimee Knerr/Pancake and Lulu

I used organic catnip sprinkled and spun into Merino wool, plied with leftover Noro Kureyon, some old gold sparkle mohair/wool handspun I had made ages ago, polyester variegated pink and purple thread and various new cat toys. I call it "Here Kitty Kitty". For proof that it smells, see cat
picture!

             
   

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    Leah22b

I started with Alpaca, Cherry Koolaid, lavender flowers, and Cool Spearmint dental floss.

Step1: Dye Alpaca Red/Pink with the Cherry Koolaid.
Step2: Felt the lavender flowers into undyed Alpaca nubs.
Step3: Spin the Alpaca and the nubs onto the dental floss.

This made a very interesting yarn, that surprisingly, has a very soothing smell. The spearmint is the most noticeable, then it has a mild lavender overtone with a hint of cherry once in a while. (You really have to be checking to smell the cherry.)
             
                 
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    Linda Scharf/Stoneleafmoon

I started out with some loose balsam. Love that fragrance! From the fabric below, I sewed up some little bags, into which I spooned the balsam, and spun the bags into the yarn. The yarn fibers included some dark brown/grey wool and silk. Wired flowers hold the bags closed, and the bags can be refilled. (Took out the balsam when I washed to set the twist.)
             
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    Woodyett/Voted the winner!

Ever wonder what happens to socks in the dryer?
"Eau de Maytag" consists of blue sparkle scented fabric softener sheets, dryer lint, Merino wool, pocket lint (receipts) and a lone unraveled sock. Carded and spun into a single with no static cling and a cuddle up fresh scent.
             
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Mallory J/Ply in the Sky

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
I used natural brown llama and hand dyed green Lincoln locks, with 12 Marlboro cigarettes, car air freshener trees, and a cute lil' toy skunk spun into the fiber. The fresheners are a light-green "Sweet Pear" because they were sold out of the cliche Pine ones. They smell positively disgusting, and my hands have reeked like a smoked-dromedary fruit salad for days.
This has kind of a double theme, because when I hear "smelly", I think of my sister's car that smells like cigarettes and her fruitless attempt at masking it with bad air fresheners. So I decided to make a forest out of it, and we all know what Smokey the Bear says...

             
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