Hand Spun Yarns

Gailforces Hand Spun Fibers are unique yarns which are spun from any number of fibers.  Many are blended, dyed, and spun with merino and/or other wool fibers, tencel, silk, and other fibers, with fun little bits blended in.  I often start with a raw wool fleece, sheered from the sheep, then washed, dried, seeds and bits of “stuff” picked out, then carded or combed to separate the locks. At this point I either dye the wool, or use it in it’s natural color.  If I want to blend a selection of colors, my drum carder comes to the rescue, which combs, separates and blends in one (or more) passes. I use a Kromsky Sonata spinning wheel with a  Wooly Winder attached to create my yarn.  The whole process of spinning yarn is a relaxing experience…a rather old-timey activity since there are no electronics, no motors, no noise except the whirring of the wheel.

Each skein(s) shown is made in limited quantities, unless a custom order is placed for more than stated. Custom yarns are quoted individually, so please contact me for more information.

Although all monitors show colors differently, I have attempted to give you a good color description for each skein.  The type (sport, DK, worsted, bulky, etc.) of each yarn is also described below.  Unless stated, the yarns are singles (not plied).   Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


#445

#445

The colors run from light to medium gray, with flecks of brown wool and gold tencel  Would work great as part of your fiberart, weaving or accessories
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#416

#416

Dark gray wool with light gray wool wraps, single ply, 45 oz, 142 yards, $3600 Would work well in fiberart, accessories, weaving Bulky thick and thin
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#404

#404

Gray wool with rust colored tencel blended in, thick and thin, bulky, 61 oz, 100 yards, $4000 Would work well in fiberart, weaving, accessories
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#1412

#1412

#1412 – Deep purple tencel blended with white merino wool yarn (70/30) and plied with tencel Thick and thin, about worsted weight, soft against skin 625 oz, 108 yards, $5300 This yarn has a lovely drape and would be well …
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#1429

#1429

#1429 – Royal blue tencel blended with white merino wool yarn (70/30)), plied with royal blue trilobal poly thread, 54oz, 217 yards, $4600 Thick and thin, worsted weight soft against skin  Would work well for garments, scarves, etc, has a nice …
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#499

#499

#499 – Medium gray and white wool with navy wool locks spun in for a real fun look This skein is 425oz, 70 yards, thick and thin, very energetic, super bulky weight Would be used well in fiberart, trims, accessories, …
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#426

#426

#426 – Bronze tencel blended with tan and gray with flecks of brown wool yarn, 275oz, 82 yards, $1800  Yarn is slightly darker gray than image shows above Bulky weight, thick and thin, this yarn would work for trims, fiberart, weaving, …
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#1431

#1431

#1431 – Dark purple and bronze tencel blended with gray wool yarn This skein is very soft, thick and thin, worsted/bulky weight, 375oz, 135 yards, $3200  Suggested uses would be any project, or fiberart, accessories, scarves, trims, or weaving About …
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#441

#441

#441 – Green and white tencel blended with several shades of green, mostly merino, wool yarn  275 oz, 64 yards $1900  This yarn is very drapey and soft, and would be nice used in scarves, trims, accessories, weavings, etc  Samples …
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#1408

#1408

#1408 – Varied green and bronze tencel blended with light beige merino wool yarn (75/25)  7 oz, 192 yards, $5900  Extremely drapey, worsted weight,  this yarn is lovely in garments and scarves, anything that needs softness
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#1423

#1423

#1423 – Green, bright yellow and light aqua tencel are blended into natural merino wool to make this very soft and drapey yarn (75/25)  638 oz, 150 yards, $5400 Thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight, you can use this …
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#1424

#1424

Aqua, green and gold tencel blended with natural merino wool make a very drapable yarn 7 oz, 143 yards, $5900  This thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight yarn would work up into soft garments, scarves, accessories, and be nice …
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#467

#467

#467 – Mauve pink and white tencel blended with pink and mauve merino wool yarn (60/40) This skein is 7 oz, 206 yards, $5900 Thick and thin, bulky weight, and very soft Would work up into a nice scarf or …
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#1418

#1418

#1418 – Cotton candy pink tencel is blended with natural merino wool  (75/25)  This skein is 51 oz, 121 yards, $4400 This highly drapable yarn is thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight, and would be good worked into any …
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#1421

#1421

#1421 – Bronze and moss green tencel blended with lt tan merino wool yarn (70/30), 75 oz, 292 yards, $6400  This is very soft and drapey, thick and thin, about a worsted weight, and would be great worked into a garment, …
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#1415

#1415

#1415 – Bronze, rust color, and gold tencel blended with lt tan merino wool yarn (75/25), 74 oz, 156 yards, $6300 Very soft, thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight yarn  This would make up into garments, scarves, fiberart or weaving, …
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#1422

#1422

#1422 – Dark brown and rosy wine red tencel blended with brown merino wool yarn (30 tencel/50 merino/20 other wool), 59 oz, 118 yards, $4900 The yarn is actually a bit darker brown than this image appears Thick and thin, bulky …
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#1409

#1409

Light green and natural white merino wool, plied with rayon, 59 oz, 116 yards, $4700 This is a thick and thin, bulky to super bulky weight, which would work nicely for garments, accessories, fiberart, weaving, etc  There are two other …
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#1420

#1420

#1420 – Black and white tencel blended into black merino wool (50/50), 575 oz, 173 yards, $4900  This skein is thick and thin, bulky weight, and very soft and suitable for garments, scarves, accessories, trims, fiberart, and weaving
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#1443

#1443

#1443 – Multi-colored yarn of tencel and natural merino wool yarn, it is actually spun with the “left overs” from all the other tencel/merino yarns on this site  There is yellow, bronze, orange, purple, light blue, dark blue, green, white,  lt …
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#495

#495

#495 – This multi-colored confetti wool yarn is made with scraps of all kinds of commercial yarns spun into a natural white Coopworth wool base, plied with rayon  Colors include blue, teal, purple, red, green, melon blended into natural white thick …
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#1438

#1438

#1438 – Varied blues, fuschia, lavender tencel, with BFL locks in blues and fuschia and purple, blended into merino wool art yarn, 4 oz, 105 yards, $3600  This skein is spun thick and thin, bulky to super bulky weight, with texture …
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#1439

#1439

#1439 – Bright yellow, lime,  and green tencel with BFL locks of green and fuschia, blended into merino wool art yarn, 36 oz, 64 yards, $3300  This fun skein is spun thick and thin, bulky weight, with lots of texture …
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#1441

#1441

#1441 – Multi pinks, reds and purple confetti (chopped commercial novelty yarns), blended into tencel and merino wool art yarn, 54 oz, 114 yds, $4200 The yarn is spun thick and thin, very energetic, and is bulky+ weight Very textural, it …
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#1445

#1445

#1445 – White merino wool and tencel with merino color pops art yarn, 59 oz, 133 yards, $5000 A fun art yarn, these skeins are spun thick and thin, worsted to bulky, with blue, med purple, fuschia, green, lime, teal and …
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#1446

#1446

#1446 – Aqua, turquoise, blue tencel; and lame and sheer fabrics, blended into merino wool art yarn, 39 oz, 103 yards, $3500 Fun and very textural, this thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight skein would be great in any project …
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