Sometimes a person spins a yarn but there isn’t anything sensible to knit it into. Perhaps there isn’t really enough of it, or it was an experiment. Or it’s badly spun. or too… something… to ever be a garment. This is banana fibre and wool dyed with madder exhaust, being knit on an evening in Warrnambool a while back. Not enough for anything I can think of. What to do? Well, the title of the post gave it away.
I’ve been working my way through all kinds of leftover weirdness in my stash (and needless to say, creating more weirdness as I go). One fine day over Easter I went for a walk with these.
Here is the banana fibre.
This is combing waste from spinning sock yarn.
All those short ends and grass seeds, so troublesome in a sock, won’t bother anyone now! While I was applying this one to a pole, a local sculptor pulled up on his mozzie bike and had quite a chat about what I was doing and what he was doing and the importance of treating one’s neighbourhood as a shared place for beautification, care, thought and cleaning up. I’d seen his sculptures around and he’d seen my “beloved tree” banners. Now we’ve met.
This is lock spinning over a core, leftover from knitting a tea cosy (another good use for weird wools). Now it is over by a tram stop.
Badly spun coils that won’t hold together for long unless felted.
Now adorning a pole… where they will felt in the weather.
Core spinning–it made a great tea cosy, but there were just a couple of metres left!
Indigo dyed carding waste.
What even is that?? Well, now it’s a blur of colour as you ride your bike past!
Leftover strips of indigo dyed worn out t shirts the main parts of which are slowly awaiting conversion to their next life (cut out and partly stitched).
This one is at a tram stop. I wonder how long it will last? Finding out is part of the fun of yarn bombing…