Here are some details on it:
This handspun cotton is nothing like commercial cotton yarn - instead it is extremely soft, quite fluffy and has a gorgeous natural vanilla tone. Handspun creamy cotton yarn, 13m/14 yards, 23g/0.8oz. More can be found at http://snowberrylime.etsy.com
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4. What inspires you?
Lots of things, for a start I love all things antique, this definitely defines a lot of my work. Victorian, Edwardian and so much more.... I'll take it all!Additionally I like the boudoir look, the 'creative librarian' style as well as colourful gypsy and ethnic clothes or jewelery. Often I also find some very special trinkets and work a yarn around them, giving them a theme. My interest in art, especially that of the early 1900s, also influences my work.
5. Can we see a picture of your workspace?
6. All of your yarn is stunning with such a great texture and look to it! What made you decide to start handspinning yarn?
Thanks! Texture and colour have always been two of my main interests. Well, when sewing I also love patterns, but that doesn't really apply to yarn. I have been a knitter for as long as I can remember and always loved the bulky, arty yarns - but there came a time when my appetite was too exotic for my wallet. Plus I adore all things antique and have always been partial to spinning wheels. Now I get to look old-fashioned in front of my wheel and create beautiful yarns in the process! Another factor was that I am admittedly a bit of a yarn snob, which means I adore natural fibers and I got really picky at some point. Making it yourself is just sometimes simpler than shopping around for the perfect yarn.
7. What is your favorite material to make yarn out of?
I absolutely love a 50/50 blend of soft Merino wool with Tussah silk. It has the cozy, warming qualities of soft wool combined with the lustre and drape of pure silk. As of lately I also adore soy silk, which is a by-product of the tofu making process. It is made from natural waste and completely biodegradable, which in our wasteful times is a great quality!
8. If you had a choice on what someone was to make out of your yarn, what would it be and which yarn would you want it made out of?
Make something creative and I am content. However there is actually one yarn I always had plans for but never put them into practice (There will be more of this yarn in the shop soon). For this bee yarn I always had the plan of making a beehive style hat (knitted or crochet) where my handspun yarn would alternate with a simple brown yarn, giving it a really stripey look. The art yarn would of course be allowed to dangle all over the simpler yarn and I would imagine this hat to be a true show stopper!