Friday, November 6, 2015

Working with Delicate Yarn

Working with delicate yarn, this is lace-weight yak and light fingering weight silk-cashmere. Earlier, I tried making a skirt with the yak and that ended in failure. I have also made a dress with yak yarn and that did not turn out so well. I have worked mostly with cotton and have insufficient experience with very light and fine animal fibres. The blending of silk in fine animal fibre gives strength but not the elasticity I am so used to in cotton. Spending lots of time working with the fibres help understand what designs will work and will not work. Have you worked with delicate yarn? What projects did you make?