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1  Re: Fibre Friday August 15, 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:40:13 AM
Thanks Cackle!

Great batt Rodelphia! and it looks like a lovely spin too.  And if we are sharing kitty in fibre pics today....

Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr 

Wink
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2  4kgs of merino in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:28:19 AM
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I have A LOT of undyed merino. 8 KG's to be honest. Or that is to say, I had 8kg's of undyed merino. Now I only have 4.  Amazingly, it only took me an afternoon of intensive dyeing (between lunch and supper, and I still had supper on the table at a reasonable time!!) to do all this. 

Before!
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

After!
 
This one is kinda pretty.  If you like green. I'm not a fan, but hey! some people are!
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

this yellow grey muddied. I know why, and I half expected it too, but maybe not so badly.
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

This was the last one I did. by that time, I was getting lazy, so I took my 2 remaing balls of wool, and pushed dye with a syringe into the centre, then soaked the out side with the other colour.  Looks pretty neat!
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

These one's were kettle dyed, I LOVe the peachy one
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

This last one was hand painted
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

there's between 8-16 ounces of each colour.  So much colour!!Which is your favourite?


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3  Fibre Friday August 15, 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:13:45 AM
Hurray Fibre Friday!

Two yarns, both merino, both not set. (hence the crazy curls in the single!)

Fiber Friday August 15 2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Fiber Friday August 15 2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

My level 3 final project yarn, BFL/Silk 80/20, ~323 yards hopefully enough for a short pair of socks. It's indigo dyed. it took oddly, with some darker spots then others.

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I also dyed some scarves that day, and half wonder if it was the scarves that killed the indigo vat sooner then it should have.
Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I also did a bunch of acid dyeing, but I'm going to save that for it's own post on the dyeing boards.  What have you been up to lately?
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4  Re: 11 July '14 Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: July 12, 2014 08:13:14 AM
Well done, Rodelphia! Lovely!

Jexx, I just didn't have time to post yesterday Wink

TdF fun - Spinning my own socks (which is also my level 3 final project)
Tour de fleece 2014 up to day 7. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Tour de fleece 2014 up to day 7. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And a minor distraction while washing wool... dye!
Rainbow dyeing dirty locks - vinegar, wool wash and water in the pot with the locks.  I sprinkled red, yellow and blue dyes over the fleece, poked it in and let it do it's thing! this is what happened!
Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I've had these cotswold locks forever... but since I was dying to dye something these were the first things that went in...
Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And about 8 ounces of merino top, into 1/2 of the left over dye bath (since it didn't exhaust) looks like this:
Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

and the other half, I put dry merino into, and added some teal dye on top.  There wasn't enough purple in the dye bath, but I still like how this turned out!

Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

So I guess I've been busy!
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5  Fibre Friday July 4th 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: July 04, 2014 06:06:49 PM
Happy 4th, my American friends!

This monstrous amount of yarn is finally finished!

Yarn things- July 3 2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

3lbs of merino! spun bulky, and yielding about 600 yards.  That's like 200 yards per pound! Chunky chunky stuff!


At Fibre Week, in Master Spinner level 4, we had a dye day, these are the results!

Fibre week 2014. Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Fibre week 2014. Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Fibre week 2014. Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

We played with acid dyes! mixing up primary colours, and got the rainbow and a gradient of colours.  the only colours I didn't get a picture of was the gradients done by taking the yarns out in timed intervals.

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6  Fibre Friday June 13, 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: June 12, 2014 08:17:30 AM
Well. Sure, It's only thursday. But the way I see it is that we've had plenty of Fibre Friday's on a Saturday, so why not a day early if only to make up for the flip flop of days previously?

Let's start with this one.  This one is a glorious distraction from what I really should be doing right now. a big, bulky 4WPI 2 ply.  Merino and silk.


This one, is what I needed a break from. cobweb weight silk. 60WPI, 2 ply. My hands still hurt from this one.. Wink


2 ply tussah. Not to sure on WPI or any of that jazz, but it needs to be finished.  It's in tiny skeins because it was spun primarily for the dye day at Fibre week this year.  I apparently spun way to much...


I'm not sure if i've shared this one, so forgive me if I did. These are samples that are "fail's".  They are supposed to be a specific TPI, WPI and angle of twist. But they aren't. There's about 2oz here, which will eventually turn into a hat called  'In Pursuit  of Perfection"




So that's about it for me lately. What about you?
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7  Fibre Based Jewlery in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Belladune on: June 06, 2014 12:27:19 PM
I had the idea to make jewellery out of yarn, but for a while I couldn't get my head around how to do it, and get the results I was after.  One day, it all clicked, and here's the results.  Beads, silk wire, thread and a couple finding. They are pretty stunning, if I do say so myself. Wink

 









Necklaces:




Thanks for looking!
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8  Re: Fibre Swap-May2014 - Fluffiest gallery ever in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: June 06, 2014 12:14:56 PM
I've been without internet since monday! *Gasp*  I have no idea how I'm surviving, and I'm glad my weekend is jam packed, since we won't have internet again until Monday!!

Anyway, I'm at the office, and I have pictures of the glorious fibre I received from Honeyd!

First up, the extras!  So spoiled.  Angora bunny fluff and Cotswold locks!


And the dyed goodies!  Such gorgeous colours. I love them so much.  I'm unsure if I'm going to spin them straight, or blend, of what. But they are great and soft  and wonderful.  Wensleydale, tussah and firestar!


Thanks so much, honeyd!! It's perfect.


And that wrap up this swap!! Shall we wait until fall for the next round?
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9  Re: Stop, hey, what's that sound? in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: May 01, 2014 05:04:54 AM


I just remembered I had this picture. Are you oiling where all the purple dots are?
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10  Fiber Saturday? Sure. Why not. in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: April 26, 2014 12:31:26 PM
Friday disappeared! I don't know how that happened!  I swear it was there last week, but this week, friday was non existent in my life.  Does that ever happen to anyone else?

Enough nonsense, Yarn!

Neon Traffic light - wool firestar and cotton core


Galactic yarn. black wool (unknown breed) merino, silk, polyester and sparkle



Homework samples (Master Spinner stuffs)

Navajo Spindle spun Shetland, and Quill wheel spun Jacob.

Tahkli spun and plied cotton.


And currently on the jumbo bobbin, white merino. This one will end up being 7WPI, so bulky bulky! it'll be 3 ply.  I just wish I had the overdrive head for my aura so I could ply it without cutting it... I'm aiming for at least 500 yards.  I sure hope I get there!


What has everyone else been spinning lately?  And just incase you missed it, there's a fibre swap for all us fiberistas.  You know you want to trade great fibres!  

p.s. I have no idea why those pics are so small... sorry!  Fixed!!!
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