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.
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.
Dark gray wool with light gray wool wraps, single ply, 4.5 oz., 142 yards, $36.00. Would work well in fiberart, accessories, weaving. Bulky thick and thin.
Gray wool with rust colored tencel blended in, thick and thin, bulky, 6.1 oz., 100 yards, $40.00. Would work well in fiberart, weaving, accessories.
#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. 6.25 oz., 108 yards, $53.00. This yarn has a lovely drape and would be well … Continue reading →
#1429 – Royal blue tencel blended with white merino wool yarn (70/30)), plied with royal blue trilobal poly thread., 5.4oz., 217 yards, $46.00. Thick and thin, worsted weight soft against skin. Would work well for garments, scarves, etc., has a nice … Continue reading →
#499 – Medium gray and white wool with navy wool locks spun in for a real fun look. This skein is 4.25oz., 70 yards, thick and thin, very energetic, super bulky weight. Would be used well in fiberart, trims, accessories, … Continue reading →
#426 – Bronze tencel blended with tan and gray with flecks of brown wool yarn, 2.75oz., 82 yards, $18.00. Yarn is slightly darker gray than image shows above. Bulky weight, thick and thin, this yarn would work for trims, fiberart, weaving, … Continue reading →
#1431 – Dark purple and bronze tencel blended with gray wool yarn. This skein is very soft, thick and thin, worsted/bulky weight, 3.75oz., 135 yards, $32.00. Suggested uses would be any project, or fiberart, accessories, scarves, trims, or weaving. About … Continue reading →
#441 – Green and white tencel blended with several shades of green, mostly merino, wool yarn. 2.75 oz., 64 yards $19.00. This yarn is very drapey and soft, and would be nice used in scarves, trims, accessories, weavings, etc. Samples … Continue reading →
#1408 – Varied green and bronze tencel blended with light beige merino wool yarn (75/25). 7 oz., 192 yards, $59.00. Extremely drapey, worsted weight, this yarn is lovely in garments and scarves, anything that needs softness.
#1423 – Green, bright yellow and light aqua tencel are blended into natural merino wool to make this very soft and drapey yarn (75/25). 6.38 oz., 150 yards, $54.00. Thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight, you can use this … Continue reading →
Aqua, green and gold tencel blended with natural merino wool make a very drapable yarn. 7 oz., 143 yards, $59.00. This thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight yarn would work up into soft garments, scarves, accessories, and be nice … Continue reading →
#467 – Mauve pink and white tencel blended with pink and mauve merino wool yarn (60/40). This skein is 7 oz., 206 yards, $59.00. Thick and thin, bulky weight, and very soft. Would work up into a nice scarf or … Continue reading →
#1418 – Cotton candy pink tencel is blended with natural merino wool. (75/25) This skein is 5.1 oz., 121 yards, $44.00. This highly drapable yarn is thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight, and would be good worked into any … Continue reading →
#1421 – Bronze and moss green tencel blended with lt. tan merino wool yarn (70/30), 7.5 oz., 292 yards, $64.00. This is very soft and drapey, thick and thin, about a worsted weight, and would be great worked into a garment, … Continue reading →
#1415 – Bronze, rust color, and gold tencel blended with lt. tan merino wool yarn (75/25), 7.4 oz., 156 yards, $63.00. Very soft, thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight yarn. This would make up into garments, scarves, fiberart or weaving, … Continue reading →
#1422 – Dark brown and rosy wine red tencel blended with brown merino wool yarn (30 tencel/50 merino/20 other wool), 5.9 oz., 118 yards, $49.00. The yarn is actually a bit darker brown than this image appears. Thick and thin, bulky … Continue reading →
Light green and natural white merino wool, plied with rayon, 5.9 oz., 116 yards, $47.00. 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 … Continue reading →
#1420 – Black and white tencel blended into black merino wool (50/50), 5.75 oz., 173 yards, $49.00. This skein is thick and thin, bulky weight, and very soft and suitable for garments, scarves, accessories, trims, fiberart, and weaving.
#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. … Continue reading →
#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 … Continue reading →
#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, $36.00. This skein is spun thick and thin, bulky to super bulky weight, with texture … Continue reading →
#1439 – Bright yellow, lime, and green tencel with BFL locks of green and fuschia, blended into merino wool art yarn, 3.6 oz., 64 yards, $33.00. This fun skein is spun thick and thin, bulky weight, with lots of texture. … Continue reading →
#1441 – Multi pinks, reds and purple confetti (chopped commercial novelty yarns), blended into tencel and merino wool art yarn, 5.4 oz., 114 yds, $42.00. The yarn is spun thick and thin, very energetic, and is bulky+ weight. Very textural, it … Continue reading →
#1445 – White merino wool and tencel with merino color pops art yarn, 5.9 oz., 133 yards, $50.00. A fun art yarn, these skeins are spun thick and thin, worsted to bulky, with blue, med. purple, fuschia, green, lime, teal and … Continue reading →
#1446 – Aqua, turquoise, blue tencel; and lame and sheer fabrics, blended into merino wool art yarn, 3.9 oz., 103 yards, $35.00. Fun and very textural, this thick and thin, worsted to bulky weight skein would be great in any project. … Continue reading →