Handspun Yarn


PAIVATAR Hand Spun Art Yarns

I hand spin yarns in small quantities, using a blend of natural plant dyed wool, Cotton, Hemp and Flax plant based fibres.

Please Note:
Due to a sudden serious (anaphylactic type) allergy to Bamboo Fibre
(My natural immune / antibody system has been messed up somehow)
I have had to stop spinning bamboo and other cellulose based fibres.
My Bamboo Allergy

From now on, I will only be spinning pure wool and other natural fibres that I know are safe for me to handle.
It will take a few weeks to restock my hand spun supply of yarns.

GUOVSSAHAS Handspun Yarn

GUOVSSAHAS – Is the North Sámi word for the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. It means ‘The Lights that Sing’.
I love to dye rainbow colours and to spin yarn in the shades of the Northern Lights.

The magical colour blend of the Guovssahas colours happens as the multiple colours of wool roving are carefully hand selected and blended on a drum carder. The carded batt is then hand spun using a single ply woollen spinning technique that results in a light and airy yarn. The spun yarn is then fulled or felted to set the twist of the yarn, minimizing the risk of the yarn unravelling during knitting (as sometimes can occur with singles spun yarns)
This listing is for one skein of PAIVATAR GUOVSSAHAS hand spun wool yarn.

AMAZON Books – Noro Knitting

Knitting Noro: Magic of Knitting with Hand-Dyed Yarns

Knit Noro Accessories
Noro Kureyon

Knit Noro Blankets

More Noro Knitting Books

GUOVSSAHAS Handspun Art Yarns

SISU Hand Spun

About SISU Handspun – I have borrowed the word ‘sisu’ from my Finnish ancestors. The Finns are known to have a spirit of extraordinary determination in the face of extreme adversity, and courage that is presented typically in situations where success is unlikely.(Wikipedia) The Sisu hand spun yarns are produced in the traditional way, spun from locally sourced wools as much as possible in order to reduce my carbon footprint. The natural wool fibres are hand dyed with natural plant dyes. (With some of the yarns, I add bits of commercially dyed fleece that I have left in stock – as I don’t like to waste materials.)

The SISU Kivi wool yarns are spun with a natural wool colours base (white, shades of grey or natural brown sheep wool) and bits of dyed wool are artfully blended into the wool batt during the carding process. ‘Kivi’ is the Finnish word for rocks. In nature, rocks and earth are not just grey or brown, but are speckled with shades of colour.
This hand spun wool is suitable for knitting, crochet, hand weaving, Saori weaving, tapestry, nalbinding and other crafts. The wool is non-superwash so the completed project can be felted if you wish.
I hand spin yarn in small quantities. Once it’s gone, it’s gone – not to be repeated.

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