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handspun art yarn: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls go out to play

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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 most famous characters, the Vivian Girls, playing in a fantasy wonderland. There a number of different fibers in here including wool, nylon, easter grass, recycled sari silk, mohair and merino. Some of the fibers are hand dyed. Several dozen fabric flowers were strung onto variegated red and pink yarn and spun in. There are also bits of lace, eyelash and other novelty yarns spun in at various places. Hand dyed mohair locks add even more texture.

It's a very bulky yarn for size 15 US needles and up for knitting, size P hook and up for crochet.
41 yards
4 ounces/114 grams

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

handspun art yarn: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls go out to play

Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: fabric flowers, lace, easter grass, yarn, wool, merino, mohair, recycled sari silk, nylon
  • Ships worldwide from Illinois, United States
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