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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Who would make yarns to sell to a store? on: November 24, 2008 10:22:50 PM
The way I was thinking of the consignment was that 'we' would purchase the product and sell it. That way the spinner would get what they want for it and it is up to us to sell it. We can even use it at that point for promo's.

I want my suppliers to get what they want out of it too, a location to sell as well as the money and time they put into it.

This way we can also make our own labels for it. We would have their info on the label as a supplier but we can then put our store name on the label too.

C

I would certainly be interrested in this type of set up! Smiley  When money starts falling from the sky, or you find your sugar daddy send me a PM Smiley  Though I've done a little consignment with hand dyed too, and that's ok, but the way you're thinking of is preferrable. 
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: How many ounces?? on: September 26, 2008 09:37:52 AM
haha, this question does not have one simple answer except to say, "as much as it takes" hehe.  But to try and help you more I'll say it depends on how thick or thin your yarn is spun, and your pattern.  I've never made a skinny scarf, but I imagine that if you made it with bulky yarn, and BIG needles it wouldn't take too many yards, maybe 100 yds or so?  (like I said I've never made a scarf of any kind actually) My DH just finished a scarf with commercial worsted weight yarn on size 7 needles, and I'd guess that took 200 yards or so.  So 1/2 that aught to get you a skinny scarf on big needles I'd imagine.  But how much fiber would that take to get you 100 yds?  that depends on how you spin.  my 1st yarn on a wheel was 98yds 2 ply. from 4 oz, and boy was it BULKY!!  So assuming you spin a bit less bulky than I did you should easily be able to get 100 yds 2ply of bulky yarn from 4oz.  It's really a matter of trial and error to see what kind of yardage you get from your spinning.  with time and practice you'll get a feel for what kind of yardage you get with your fiber.
HTH! good luck!  be sure to show off your yarn and scarf here when they're done!
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Who would make yarns to sell to a store? on: September 26, 2008 09:29:11 AM
well, I would consider it. but it all depends on the pay.  my supplies aren't cheap, and it takes a lot of time to create a handsun yarn.  I don't like to work for pennies, KWIM?  are you looking for spinners for a shop you run, or are you just curious?
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: what kind of loom? on: August 26, 2008 09:36:02 AM
lol! great! I thought there were only about 3 different kinds.  how am I ever going to decide? LOL!!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1800's Mill on: August 15, 2008 08:48:52 AM
holy moly! those are some cool pics!  is that a HUGE drum carder in that 8th picture down?  holy cow! way cool!
6  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / what kind of loom? on: August 15, 2008 08:47:13 AM
well I watched some you tube videos and saw some cool looms!!  this of course only made me want a loom even more!  but I saw several different ones. 
the ones I liked had pedals that controled the hedles, and seemed pretty cool, it looked like you could weave some pretty cool designes with these.  what kind of loom is that? 

then there were a couple that seemed pretty much automatic.  it looked like all the operotor was doing was pulling on a lever or something.  that would be cool if you wanted to make lots of woven fabric that was all rather simple I guess.  it was hard to tell if it could do designs or not.  it was rather large, and looked expensive!  but I'm also curious about what kind of loom this was cuz it was just cool! 

anyone know where I could find these types of looms, and maybe even lear more about them?
thanks!
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - August 15, 2008 on: August 15, 2008 08:25:54 AM
I've done a few yarns since I last posted for fiber friday (I didn't have pics taken yet)
this is some alpaca from raw fleece that I knit into gloves.


this is a black/purple singles


this is what I got spun up for the tour de fleece on ravelry


this one I blended on my drum carder it's merino, coopsworth, and firestar


8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone need some angora? on: August 04, 2008 07:48:37 PM
ooh! I'd LOVE some if you don't want it. let me know when you're ready to ship and I'll pm you my address, (if there's enough to go around).

that's so sweet of you to rescue them, and then share the fiber!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 7-25-08 - Tour de Whoops! Edition on: July 31, 2008 08:22:57 AM
We miss your yarn pron Jazzturtle. Get married already so you can spin more! lol can't wait to see pics of your craft room with cubbies, yay!!!

I agree!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: i knit so i can think cool thoughts at 100degrees on: July 28, 2008 09:24:59 PM
wow! that's really cute! thanks for sharing.  I love it!
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