MUTED MARDI GRAS Beaded Worsted-Weight Handspun Merino Yarn

Regular price $36.00

This unique handspun yarn has beautiful iridescent seed beads about every 2 feet. The yarn is made of three different colors of soft merino wool top in long sections of about 2 to 2-1/2 yards before switching colors. 

Unlike most beaded yarn that is made with the beads on a separate thread, I actually spun the beads into the single ply on this yarn. That means the beads can move a bit. They won't move much on their own, but you can adjust their placement so that the bead ends up in the front of your stitch or where you want it if you're weaving or knitting.

The colors are lilac purple, aqua, and garden green--a combination of bright and elegant--as well as the beautiful teal rainbow seed beads.

YARN FACTS
Name: Muted Mardi Gras
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight
Wraps per Inch: 11
Length in Yards: 160 yards
Ounces/Grams: 3.7 ounces/105 grams
Plies: Single
Spinning Style: Thick and Thin with Seed Beads
Contents: Merino Wool and Seed Beads
Colors: Lilac purple, aqua, and garden green
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry 

PROCESS AND PACKAGING
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
 
HANK OR CAKE
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
 
MY GIFT TO YOU
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order.  Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.

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