Creative Handspun Variations

Variations of Handspun Yarn

I have been having a lot of fun playing around with different techniques when it comes to handspun and hand dyed yarn. There are so many different possibilities when you start controlling the process from the raw materials into the medium and finished project. This gives me more control over the outcome of the finished project. It’s nice to be able to choose the color scheme, how the colors come together, and how the finished project will look overall by choosing the spinning technique and pattern.

Long Gradient

The yarn below I dyed with a long color gradient. I kept the simplicity of that by spinning the combed top as a single to keep that long gradient. The project I chose was a shawl that will also mimic the same color scheme.

Short Color Changes

The yarn I spun for the fingerless gloves included short color changes. This gives a different look. Instead of being subtle the colors and the scheme are more vibrant. This was spun as a 2-ply yarn. This shifted the colors slightly as it was spun together. The fingerless gloves are also available for sale in my Etsy shop.