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21  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Disney princess inspired wedding cakes: Cinderella on: February 17, 2010 10:21:26 PM
Pretty!  How big is it? 
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Fish Bones on: February 08, 2010 03:20:19 AM
 Shocked I love them!!  I'm not a glass person but the process sounds really interesting. 
23  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Winter and a Thanksgiving Vignette on: February 07, 2010 06:28:58 PM
Lovely! Smiley

  Quite delicate looking for 10 count!  If you don't mind me asking, how many strands of floss did you use?
24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting on: February 05, 2010 07:47:59 PM
Everyone's stuff looks great! Cheesy
25  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: The Viking on: February 04, 2010 08:16:21 PM
Wow, I love it! Smiley
26  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Damask Butterflies on: February 03, 2010 06:27:49 AM
Really lovely!  They look great Smiley
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting on: January 30, 2010 03:44:43 AM
I'm going to admit that, Ravenau1, your drafting is much better then mine... are you sure you haven't done this before? I'll have to try and be more patient I guess.

Definitely never done it before Belladune!  But the fibre seems to be quite long, so I think that makes drafting easier? 
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Fishy Cross Stitch Magnet on: January 29, 2010 06:39:33 PM
Cute! Smiley
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting on: January 28, 2010 10:13:20 PM
themuppet, a felt smile is a great idea! I love it  Grin

I am having a laugh at the idea of your little one hugging the fibre lol.  My Hubby is the complete opposite.  He HATES wool of any description lol.  He won't touch it at all, says that the feel of it "gives him the creeps".  I was knitting some squares once and a ball of wool fell off the pile and rolled toward him on the couch, I've never seen him move so quick lol. 


So, I watched the vids and read Jane's instructions so I had a go this morning.  The only issues I had are that I didn't split the fibre quite evenly, and one piece was thicker than the other three, so to get it the same thickness as the others it actually ended up being longer.  Does that make sense? lol.  I have a few thicker and thinner bits going through but I am assuming that's a matter of practice.  I don't want to make it any thinner as I am worried it will break.  Each piece of the original fibre ended up being twice as long after it was drafted.  Is that ok?

Here's what I started out with:




After I divided the 1/2 yard (ish) length and drafted each piece.   You can see the longer piece here!  Embarrassed




Bit closer:








I hope that's not too many pics!  If it is, let me know.

Smiley



30  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting on: January 28, 2010 03:54:52 AM
Thanks Jane!  Grin  Can't wait to get started tomorrow!

Hope you didn't do too much damage to your leg!  Sad
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