Nuno Felt Scarves and Some Yarn
I managed to get couple more scarves done this week. I forgot to get shots of them before I wet them but here they are finished and drying. I lightened them so they are more the colour they will be when they are dry. I had to be fast taking the pictures, the breeze was blowing again and my son had to play interference with the turkeys who were too interested in what I was doing.
I started another with the last of the scarf blanks I dyed. I will have to dye some more. I need to add some purple to the inventory.
The other thing I did this week was skein my hand spun yarn so I could get it washed. I want to sell it in small skeins for people to use as embellishments in wet felting.
I have to decide how much yarn to put in a small skein. I measured the yarn I put on the green scarf, The scarf starts out just shy of 8 ft. long. I was surprise how much yarn I used; 404 inches/ 33.66 feet/11.2 yards Or 1026.16cm/10.26 metres. So I think maybe 12yds/11meters in a skein. Some will be shorter because there isn’t 12 yard total but the length will be on each label. What do you think? Pricing it is the next problem.
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Lots of lovely, colourful, woolly goodies there Ann. I haven’t a clue as to how to price them, folks don’t realise how much time it takes, not to mention the skills involved.
Thanks Judith, I will be picking the brains of my friends that sell yarn.
Your yarns are beautiful Ann! Such a lot of work gone into those.
I chuckled when you said about the turkeys and your scarves! They’re lovely and I’m sure they will sell quickly.
Thanks Lyn. The turkeys like the colours. I have to watch my toes with the chickens because I have nail polish on.
Congrats on the sale, Ann! As for the yarn, it’s very interesting how you’re marketing it specifically for felting – that would have never occurred to me! I’d go straight for knitting or weaving, but your idea is great for smaller quantities of hand spun 🙂
Thanks Leonor. I never spin much of anyone thing so I never have hundreds of yards of anything.
How interesting! Do you use a wheel or a drop spindle? I can go for hours on my wheel and before I know, I’ve spun quite a few hundred yards…
Yes I use a drop spindle. I didn’t really enjoy my wheel so I sold it. I like to spin when I am out.
What wheel did you have? I’ve three now, have to downsize 🙂 It’s funny how we all prefer different things, I can’t fathom using a spindle!
I had an Ashford traveler and I liked it just fine. It’s that I never used I because I prefer the drop spindle. If I wanted large quantities of yarn I would go with the wheel. I don’t knit or weave.
Beautiful colors of scarves and yarn. Definitely add purple! I’m sorry since I don’t sell anything I’m no help in that department. But I would imagine if you mark them the buyer will have an idea if it’s enough for whatever purpose. Good luck!
Thanks Marilyn, the next on e will be just white; white silk, white wool and then white silk top and throwsters waist on the top. I have to dye for some purple ones.
I would love to purchase some of your yarns! Can you tell me what dyes you used, and did you set the color? I am asking to determine how they may bleed during the wet felting process, though I am not too concerned. Thanks!
I thought I answered this, sorry for the delay. The skeins are dyed with acid dye. They are set. they have been was as well after wards so the is no bleeding. I chatted with a friend and I am pricing them at $5 a skein. The skeins are approximately 12 yards. the orange scarf above has 11 yards of each yarn on it.
Great scarves and yarn Ann. I would definitely ask people you know who already sell yarn what they think on pricing. It’s a good idea to sell as embellishments
Thanks Ruth, I thought I answered you and Vicky but they are not here. I did talk to a friend who sells handspun and does custom spinning. we decided $5 was a reasonable price for the amount of wool. I am told rug hookers like these small skeins as well.