There is a following for "art" yarns- those lumpy, textured, bedazzled, or baubled yarns. A couple of years ago I attended a spinning workshop taught by Lexie Boeger (Pluckyfluff), she is one of the superstars of spinning outside of the box. After two fun days of learning to put puffs, grannystacks, coils, shredded money, bigger puffs, etc. into my spinning, I found myself going right back to making simple singles for the most part. Last summer there was the leap (or maybe a hop, since it took me two years to do it) into chain-plying. Speeding right along, with the help of new spinning books and a need to get out of my ruts, I give you . . . a coreless-corespun yarn. . . ta-dah!
It's a little too loose in some spots, and felted in others, and it was seriously overtwisted, but running it back through the wheel the opposite direction has made it very balanced. I'd say it's my most successful attempt yet.
Not too sure how it will hold up to use, but I'm happy just holding it for now.
(Spun from a Hobbledehoy batt in the "cork" colorway, 80 yards. Containing merino, bamboo,yak, tussah silk, corriedale and sparkle.)