My neighbour was peeling bark off her Paper Bark trees and she did I noticed the wonderful colours on the underside. I had not long finished solar dyeing some merino tops and thought they would work well in recreating some of the barks patterns.
I needed some embellishments so pulled out the basket of roughly hand spun. What a tangle! I had spun these balls a few years ago...trying my best to make them as uneven as possible. For many years prior I had spun very fine even yarn that did not inspire me at all. I wanted something organic looking and I was surprised how hard it was to spin chunks and slubs randomly. Now they were to be put to good use.
To make the yarn more interesting I gathered the over spun yarn creating various spirals (above)
Some novelty yarns were also gathered to create fluffy lengths reminiscent of caterpillars ( above) and nobbles (below).
More novelty yarn was frayed for yet another effect (below)
Below are a few shots of the process as the bits and pieces came together to form a unique wall hanging .
The finished hanging will be posted later.