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    Here is the yarn I spun for the challenge day of the Tour de Fleece 2007. It's a rainbow yarn with a lot of bright feathers. It's my personal Col l'Aubisque.

    I first looked up some technique in the book: Spinning Designer Yarns by Diane Varney. The book confirmed what I thought: 2-ply yarn, trapping the stem of each feather in a coil.

    Plus it's a rainbow yarn, just for the wow factor. It's a fandango yarn for sure, but I was nervous about setting the twist. I didn't want to ruin the feathers by getting them wet.

    My unsolicited advice: way over-spin the single first, so you don't over-ply while doing your coils. That is if you desire spinning with feathers. Perhaps nobody else would. I accept that.

    69 yards, 2.2 oz.

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    1. BloomKitty 82 months ago | reply

      This is incredible yarn. I adore that both the yarn and the feathers are rainbow-colored -- so pleasing to the eye. Did you ever knit this up? Would love to see how that looks....

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