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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hand Carders and A Newbie... on: February 15, 2007 02:05:39 PM
Just FYI, most brands go for about $50-60.  But I'd urge you to keep those carders.  After making the investment, I wasn't sure I'd use mine either, but they've been indispensible. 
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Card/Tablet Weaving on: January 30, 2007 04:02:06 PM
Very nice! 

Tablet weaving is something I'm hoping to get into this winter.  I've got the cards, I just need some guidance.  Luckily there is a weaver in my guild who's written a book on the subject and teaches classes, so hopefully she'll take me on as a student.
3  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: Is there an established knit/crochet group that meets on Wednesdays in SE? on: November 22, 2006 02:06:48 PM
FYI, this might not be the most convenient night due to the holiday tomorrow, but nonetheless we're knitting at Mabel's again tonight from 7 til close, if anyone wants to stop by.  Cheers!
4  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: Is there an established knit/crochet group that meets on Wednesdays in SE? on: November 14, 2006 12:52:44 PM
Just a followup...we're definitely meeting at Mabel's tomorrow at 7.  I'm the redhead who'll most likely be drinking beer and working on a lacy green scarf (that I've been working on since May, hehe).  So cmon out!
5  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: Is there an established knit/crochet group that meets on Wednesdays in SE? on: November 10, 2006 11:15:01 AM
Hey yall.  I just read this.  There are a few of us who meet up at Mabel's on Weds evenings (usually 7-9) to knit.  Although, since one woman lives in NW, we sometimes meet around her neighborhood, which we did this week.  Next week will most likely be Mabel's again.

You gals (and anyone else interested) are most welcome to join us!

Erm...I will post here next Tues if we're definitely meeting there.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Razor cami knitalong? on: August 01, 2006 05:40:28 PM
I'm doing this in the Sirdar Snuggly...a pale grey color.  I have become the joke of my knitting group, since I've been working on this forevah!  Still only half done...summer will definitely have passed by the time it's completed.   Wink
7  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: PHILLY: anyone have time to teach me to spin yarn? on: August 17, 2005 02:21:22 PM
Don't know if you found your teacher yet; if not, try the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers: http://www.pghw.org

They offer classes on spinning occasionally.  If you can't afford it, you may be able to get in touch with a member of the guild that can teach you privately for less money.  That is how I learned.

(I would offer to teach you myself, but I am going to be out of town a lot in the next few weeks.)
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: here are some baby blankets on: July 06, 2005 02:55:28 PM
Both are lovely!  I love the colors.

Now I'm itching to get my loom warped and get weaving again.  I'm afraid I abandoned it in favor of my spinning wheel recently!
9  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: weaving patterns on: July 04, 2005 10:29:54 AM
Try "A Handweaver's Pattern Book"  I own a copy, but I've seen it at my library, too, so maybe yours would have one.  It has hundreds of patterns for 4-harness looms.  That is how I entered the world of overshot patterns!!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Caring for your spinning wheel on: June 23, 2005 09:46:55 AM
I have one of those tiny bottles of schacht spinning wheel oil.  The bottle has a tiny applicator tip that makes the oil easy to apply.  I've heard you can use 30 grade motor oil too.

I bought an unfinished wheel, so I had to sand it and wax it before assembling.  I got the Ashford Teak Wax.  It gave my wheel a nice finish.  I'm sure other types of furniture wax would work fine, too.

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