I had a free afternoon yesterday, the end of a hectic week essay writing, so decided to try a new art yarn technique... supercoils! I've seen some incredible photos online of supercoiled art yarn and for a long time have wanted to give it a go. So I set myself up outside in the sun with earl grey tea, The Guilty Feminist podcast and some hand-dyed merino fleece and got to work!
I started by making the fleece into simply core spun and then used a thin thread to ply. I wrapped the core around the thin thread and kept pushing the yarn up the thread to create this supercoiled art yarn.
I have to say I am thrilled with the result. It was challenging at times, especially when the ply thread very quickly became overtwisted! But I persisted with keeping it tensioned, and managed to get it all done in an afternoon.
Personally I am now calling this soundwave art yarn... don't you think it looks like little soundwaves... that might just be me! Anyway this was such a fun project and I can't wait to experiment more with this technique!