novelty yarns, original designs and other adventures in wool
 lisa joyce designs



"I don't know what i'm going to do with this, but it is so wonderful that i am going to figure something out!" - customers comments.

These very colorful, extravagantly curly novelty hand spun yarns are full of character and make great accents for all kinds of fiber and craft work. They've been used for - well... just about anything creative people can think of, and i've been amazed at what people think of (see link: what can you do with it). Which includes, but is not limited to:

• weaving: use as weft and pull the little curls out between warp threads
• knitting and crochet: knit, couch or fingerweave in for accents
• add to felted works, by needlepunch or simply felting parts in
• millinery / hatmaking accents
• basketry
• wall hangings and mixed-media work

I've even had folks buy skeins to just put on the wall... or around their necks like a scarf. They're inspiring!

Most of my sheep and lamb fleeces come from the spring haircuts of one unique and happy sheep flock bred on a small ranch at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I spin them single-ply right from the shorn fleece on a Rio Grande Spinning Wheel, also a one-of-a-kind design made right here in Taos, then hand-dye them in pots in my backyard here on the mesa.. when the weather is good!


100% USA wool, hand-dyed and natural colors.


These are in loose skeins, roughly 1 oz = 1 yard. Most skeins are about 3 oz. Custom quantities cheerfully provided. The spin is loose enough to be pulled apart if you want ot use individual locks.

$8 /oz + shipping.

Payment methods: I take PayPal, VISA / Mastercard, and personal checks.

Ordering Info: Please contact me for ordering and payment details.

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