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Self-striping core spun art yarn – Bulky to Worsted – 104 yards

Self-striping core spun art yarn in glowing blues, pinks, purples and yellow. Squishy and happy!

The essentials at a glance:

  • 104 yards/95 meters total length
  • Core spun art yarn, spun from a textured batt
  • Bulky to Worsted weight, plied with silk
  • Self-striping (it’ll create stripes as you knit, spin or weave with it)
  • Fibres used: Merino, mohair, silk, wool nepps and sparkle


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Core spun art yarns are my favourite type of art yarn to spin. This is a bulky or chunky-to-worsted weight hand spun skein, spun from a lovely multicolour art batt that I created using merino wool, mohair, silk, wool nepps and sparkle. There’s a total of 95 meters, or 104 yards for you to craft with.

The colours present are rich blues, pinks, violets and purples, which I plied with some hand spun yellow silk yarn for extra textural interest. There’s also a bit of sparkle added in for that extra oomph.

The yarn was core spun. Since the silk yarn I plied it with is much thinner, you get this very lovely and fun bubble appearance to it, which would look marvellous on any project where texture is queen. The weight (thickness) of the skein varies slightly here and there, going from Bulky to Worsted.

The colour sequence varies but the skein is self-striping, meaning each colour will repeat itself as you knit, crochet or weave, making the blues, purples, pinks and yellow really pop. Glorious!

About core spun art yarns

A core spun art yarns – or any handspun yarn for that matter – is extra special and full of character. Each skein has a personality that commercial yarns just can’t ever get close to. Each meter of fibre has passed through the spinner’s expert hand to become what it is now: a glorious, squishy skein waiting for your imagination to turn into a knitting or crochet project you can be proud of.

When crafting with handspun yarn, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

You become a proud part of this amazing handmade artistry.

Colours and monitor settings

Please be aware that this core spun art yarn’s colours are showing true on my monitor, but may show differently on your screen depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions950 cm
Spun From

Art Batt


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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