really pretty. I love the little pink silk cocoons. And yes, it is great that people are starting to understand art yarn. I always spin with the intention that someone will knit, crochet, weave or whatever with my yarn but I have had people buy it just to look at it for itself and that is a wonderful thing too!
both use and pure aesthetic appreciation are good. as a crocheter and knitter myself i love to use the stuff. but i also sometimes get paralyzed by the beauty of some skeins in the raw state. i also get paralyzed as a spinner sometimes by the beauty of the fiber in its raw state. there woudl be nothing i could do to increase the beauty.
I know the feeling. I've had fabric hanging where I can see it for years before I find something that's the appropriate use for it. I actually have a piece right now that just looks prettier draped over whatever's convenient than it would as a garmet. I have a dream of either buying, or putting together a floor loom so I can make the fabric I see in my mind, but just can't find.
that's how i started spinning yarn.
i am horrible with fabric and being afraid to mess it up by cutting and sewing. and not without reason as i don't really know what i am doing when it comes to sewing. but i have inherited gobs of gorgeous vintage fabric that i just have to start making into stuff someday.