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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 1-11-08 on: January 11, 2008 02:19:03 PM
I haven't shared any yarns on fiber friday before, so here is my first Smiley

It's made from a spinning batt I got in a fiber exchange, lots of colors, textures and sparkle.

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Setting the twist? on: January 08, 2008 02:36:48 PM
I put my yarn into really hot water without agitating it, and leave it in there for 30 minutes. After that I put it in icecoldwater for about 10 minutes. And finally I give it a good smack in the bathtub and hang it up to dry. As for weighing it down... you will get a straighter yarn, but if you knitted item gets wet the overspun parts will shop up again.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: more newbie Q's on: January 07, 2008 04:33:22 PM
I would suggest Hello Yarn. Very chep roving in very good quality and she offers spindle kits, which means you simply can add a dropspindle to your one of your roving purchases. Smiley
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Favorite Carding Method? on: January 04, 2008 11:30:09 AM
I take the bats and twist the ends in opposite directions twice which causes the bat to tist on itself like a skiend of yarn would. Then I grab the ends and pull them halfway through to create the ball. I'll try to draft something up to scan in to make it clearer if you need.

I had to give it a try right away and it worked like a charm. Thank you so much star for sharing this ! Made my day Smiley
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Favorite Carding Method? on: January 04, 2008 09:38:07 AM
Those are so beautiful Star. I would love to spin them Cheesy
I was wondering, how do you get them into that ball shape ? I always make batts, never figured out how to ball them up.
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Favorite Carding Method? on: January 04, 2008 06:36:58 AM

Is Sari Silk easy to card?  I have never tried it cause I always wondered if it would get stuck in that carder or bend the teeth or something horrible would happen (I think I am still "babying" my new carder...or I am just a little "slow" at times, LOL).  Has it gone through the carder easily, or did you have to prep it any certain way before carding? 

I just CAN NOT STOP LOOKING AT THAT PICTURE!  Those batts are just beautiful!

thank you fiberwish for the compliment Smiley I actually used a pretreatet sari fiber which make the blending no problem at all. Here's a link to check out what the fibers look like: http://www.paradisefibers.net/Sari-Silk-Blending-Fiber-p/3819.htm

I also have the normal sari silk, but havent tried to card it yet.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Candyland Yarn on: January 04, 2008 06:32:13 AM
thank you all for the nice feedback ! *blushes*

I love it. The colors are amazing! Did you spin that on a wheel or a spindle?
I made it on a spinning wheel Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a drum carder? on: January 03, 2008 10:19:52 AM
I have made the experience that with these selfmade projects you often have more trouble and costs than the actual bought piece would have cost you. I always forget to calculate something in, like a tool I don't have etc.
So personally I would safe up for the real thing Smiley but that's just me.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best Price on White Roving on: January 03, 2008 08:17:46 AM
I order most of my white rovings from Hello Yarn . The fibers are awesome quality and the service and shipping is very fast.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Favorite Carding Method? on: January 03, 2008 08:14:19 AM
My new favorite carding fiber is sari silk, I add it like to everything Cheesy
Here is one example, simple Blue Faced Leicester as the base with a huge amount of sari silk on top :

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