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handspun art yarn: Going out of shelter as the storm abates

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I have decided to do a series of yarns that are inspired by the art of Henry Darger. He was an outsider artist from Chicago who had an incredible imagination and talent, but lived a difficult and lonely life as a janitor at a hospital. His artwork wasn't discovered until after he died in his one room Chicago apartment. The discovered volumes of his work about the Vivian Girls and many imaginary worlds with often apocalyptic themes.

The particular yarn was inspired by a painting of some of his characters coming out of shelter after an infamous Illinois tornado. There a number of different fibers in here including wool, nylon, recycled sari silk, mohair and merino. Some of the fibers are hand dyed. Several dozen beads of glass, some lampworked, were strung onto variegated blue cotton thread and spun in. Because of the many types of fiber and beads, there is a real diversity of texture in this yarn.

It's a very bulky yarn for size 15 US needles and up for knitting, size P hook and up for crochet.
66 yards
5.7 ounces/161 grams

project ideas:
hat, cowl, small scarf, bag, etc
or use as an accent yarn in larger projects

handspun art yarn: Going out of shelter as the storm abates


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  • Materials: wool, merino, mohair, recycled sari silk, thread, beads, fiber
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