….that is the question. Hi guys, Aunt Geri here. In fiber art, some things aren’t random or spontaneous. The idea for this yarn came to me months ago-when I first spun Marcello, but I didn’t have the right beads on hand. I found the perfect gold-lined aqua beads at the Trading Post, but then I didn’t have the right yarn to string the beads onto.
I string beads on yarn, and I generally use a silk blend for strength-alpaca singles are too fragile to handle the friction from moving the beads. I recently found a great brown superfine Merino/silk lace yarn that I used.
This is Marcello’s fiber spun into yarn. I spun two spools of Marcello before Christmas, so all I had to do was string the beads and ply the three strands together.
Placing one bead every seven or eight inches takes approx. 1300 beads-strung along 250 yards of yarn. This takes a very long time.
Next week I’ll talk about how yarn “blooms”.