Monday, December 21, 2015

21. Basilisk Skin (Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar)

Harry could just see the outline of something huge and curved, lying right across the tunnel. It wasn't moving. "Maybe it's asleep," he breathed, glancing back at the other two. Lockhart's hands were pressed over his eyes. Harry turned back to look at the thing, his heart beating so fast it hurt. Very slowly, his eyes as narrow as he could make them and still see, Harry edged forward, his wand held high. The light slid over a gigantic snake skin, of a vivid, poisonous green, lying curled and empty across the tunnel floor. The creature that had shed it must have been twenty feet long at least.

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Description: I spun my first Basilisk Skin art yarn years ago, and as with the Valentine yarn was excited to revisit the scene and spin another version. I chose a beautiful merino / silk blend I had dyed myself in a hard to describe colourway between olive green and brownish/greenish yellow, spun it and plied it with bright yellow thread to achieve a more poisonous looking shade, and turned many parts of it into coils.
Fibre Types
: merino / tussah silk
Colours: hand dyed, hard to describe colourway between olive green and brownish yellow
Add-Ins: sewing thread, and lots of coils

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