Making thread yarn

Creating my own yarn for the first time.

I’m a knitter and a crocheter but not until now have I created my own yarn.  Now I’m not spinning or dyeing my yarn but creating it with threads.  

I wish I could give credit where I saw this, but I was not able to find the one who inspired me.

Creating your own color yarn using this method fascinated me and I couldn’t wait to try it.   

First you have to be ready to work with really thin yarn and a small hook or needle. I’m currently working with a 3.5mm crochet hook.

I elected to go with Sure Lock thread.  This is mostly used when sewing or quilting but not today.  Sure Lock comes in a number of different colors, up to 3000 yds and is a polyester fiber. When you blend multiple color spools together you can make a beautiful blended yarn. Though sticking with one color would be nice too.  

I picked  5 different colors but worked with a total of 9 spools total. I will break that down here (2 spools of bright blue, 2 of dusty blue, 3 natural, 1 purple, and 1 orchid).  Experiment and see what you can create by mixing your own colors combination. 

Now that I have the colors and worked up a small swatch to test the color combination, I was ready to get these spooled together and start winding. 

The trick is to place the spools in a bin so they don’t fall over or out of the bin.  Place the basket below your winder.  Have a good grip on all the threads so they wind evenly.  

You can see the blending of these colors really came out beautiful.  I ended up with three balls of yarn. Two balls estimated at 1200 yds and the last ball estimating 600 yds.

I am hoping to do this again with different colors and see what happens.  

Being that this is thin threads spun together the project will be slow moving. It’s a test to slow down when working with threads.

If you decide to try this out please let me know. I would love to know how it worked out for you. 

What a great way to create your own yarn without dying or spinning. Not to say those methods aren’t beautiful, I just don’t think I have the patience for it.  Though I admire those that do.  I had fun trying this out and I can’t wait to show you what I create.

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