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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fiber/mixed media jewelry swap on: October 20, 2014 08:04:12 PM
that's cute, sheepBlue!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: So many scarves.... Super picture overload... on: October 20, 2014 08:30:13 AM
thank you everyone!  My Mom has the black/grey/red/orange one, and she's been wearing it around the house (two reasons for that, it's fall in saskatchewan, so it's chilly, and two: she's waiting on her plumber, who happens to be my husband to come fix the furnace so it runs properly, and he's 8 hrs away... lol)  , and she say's it's very warm, and wonderfully soft for wool. It only gets itchy if she starts to sweat! Which then she takes it off for a while.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fiber/mixed media jewelry swap on: October 20, 2014 08:25:34 AM
Oddly enough, for me, Late november/ early December is a good time to swap... But that's because I limit the amount of hand made gifts (shocking I know) I give out. (we don't give a lot of gifts anyway, but that's just how we roll, and a discussion for another time)
This would be fun, and a good excuse to get that set-up set back up in my room. Not that craft fair season isn't a good time, I just...yeah. ... Slacking, and waiting for pressure to build up...
 Bah... sorry I'm rambly this morning.  Just let me know when!
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: So many scarves.... Super picture overload... on: October 18, 2014 04:05:53 PM
TBH, I buy it wholesale... I just checked and Dharma Trading does sell a wool pre felt fabric, but it just says "virgin wool" what ever that means...
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinzilla 2014 on: October 18, 2014 01:20:27 PM
I learned that I've been wasting my spare time. I can't believe how much yarn I've spun in just a week, and mainly in my spare time. there were only 2 days of 7 that I had the full day to spin. I'm sure only half of the yarn was spun on those two days.
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: So many scarves.... Super picture overload... on: October 18, 2014 01:17:01 PM
Thank you Jexx!
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / So many scarves.... Super picture overload... on: October 17, 2014 08:00:19 PM
I've decided I love doing this. Not more then spinning yarn, but it does provide a rather satisfying break from that when my legs go numb.....

This first set is 100% 19 micron merino wool. I start with pre-felt, and roll or fold or scrunch the scarf before dyeing it. Sort of like willy nilly shibori.  (vs. real shibori dyeing)











These two found new homes before they got the fancy photo shoot. But you can see the patterning on the black/grey/orange/red one was STUNNING.





These one's use the same technique, but they are 80% merino wool and 20% silk.  The different pre-felt acted a bit differently then the 100% wool, leaving these ones way longer and skinnier. But still lovely.









I'm sure there will be more... I do have another 15 meters of the pre-felt to play with after all.... >.>
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinzilla 2014 on: October 17, 2014 06:49:38 PM
Yay yarn! well done Mel!

I got distracted at the end there!  This is my final picture, minus the green yarn, it went to a new home before i remembered I needed a picture.

ETA: My final yardage spun (including ply tally) was 2648 yards!

Spinzilla 2014 - The finish photo by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I suppose that wraps up Spinzilla 2014 for Craftster! Thanks for playing along, Meleriffic!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinzilla 2014 on: October 11, 2014 07:38:23 AM
Awe! Don't feel that way! There are other life things that have to happen (like laundry and kid chasing and everything else) that get in the way.  I stayed up way past my bed time to spin, and am paying for it in other ways.

Yesterdays efforts are pretty amazing tho.. But I didn't have to leave the house.  I think that helped.
Spinzilla 2014- day 5 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinzilla 2014 on: October 10, 2014 07:57:36 AM
Spinzilla 2014 - Day 4 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

my hot chocolate batts are so squishy! I love them spun up Cheesy  This is 4+ ounces of woollen squishiness so far. And I'm working on another 2+ today. It'll be 6 ounces of 2 ply.
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