The theme of the spin-along was 'woodland' and all the spinners received a gorgeous batt to use as the basis for their yarn. Mine was called Poison 'shroom and had lovely red and orange tones in amongst some mushroomy browns.
Not long after getting my batt in the post, I stumbled across something very exciting in a shop called Tasty Vintage in Lincoln... little vintage ceramic toadstools! :D
They're tiny and very cute, plus they've got little wires on them so they're perfect to spin into a yarn! I decided that they would work best on a wire-core yarn (a yarn spun around a thin metal wire) and I wasn't planning that for my batt but I did have some lovely scraps of mossy green fleece, which came with my batt, so I carded them up with more mossy coloured fleece and fibre from my stash and then had my first ever go at wire-core spinning!
'Toadstool' wire core yarn...
Tiny little 'shrooms!
I spun up my batt as a regular core-spun yarn (spun around a thin thread) and unfortunately the photos I've got of the finished yarn are taken in a really bad light because the sun barely came up today and I needed to get the photos done to post on Ravelry :(
'Poison shroom' yarn (the colours of which are much lovelier in real life)...
And here are the two yarns together (I think they make a lovely pair)...
So that's it! I had a lot of fun spinning along with everyone else in the group and it inspired me to have a go wire-core spinning, which I've been wanting to try for ages. It has also been great to see how everyone decided to spin their batts and there have been some amazing yarns produced by the group. If you're on Ravelry, check out the spin along and all the gorgeous yarns here (Ravelry link).