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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Sept. 2 2011 on: September 02, 2011 07:39:48 PM
wowowowow!!!!!!!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday August 26th 2011 on: August 26, 2011 06:40:50 PM
I made my first corespun yarn!! go me!!

Its hand washed raw Border Leicester locks hand dyed with food coloring wrapped around a boucle core.

I brushed out the cut side of the lock but left the curly tip to add texture. You can see the pics of the freshly dyed locks on fiber friday July 15th

And Now The Yarn!!

I dub thee,
Mer-locks

pardon the cruddy phone pics cant find the cord for the camera

And a close up:


I could only fit 34 yrds on my bobbin but I still have ALOT of locks left so I'll be making Mer-Locks for at least another month.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 12 Aug 2011 on: August 12, 2011 02:59:36 PM
Holy wow @ LaughingLark - I think you outspun us all this week!!!! Do you like Neauveau's videos? I really want to learn those styles but I'm having a hard time ponying up that amount of money for a little vid even though I know the knowledge is worth it.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Core Spinning Help? on: July 24, 2011 04:07:45 PM
I have watched what I can find off youtube, but I just cant get a good feel for corespinning. Does anyone have any suggestions for a website, video or book?
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 22 July 2011 on: July 22, 2011 06:25:33 PM
I Dub Thee Ninja Turtle Yarn!!!!



6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: July 15 Fiber Friday on: July 15, 2011 04:51:49 PM
Spun up some yummy swampy colored Corridale.


no other spun goodies but have some freshly dyed Border Leicester to inspire
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Dye wont take on: July 08, 2011 03:57:35 PM
Ive been dyeing for only a month or two now and I decided to try dyeing some locks instead of just roving. I normaly do stove top or microwave dyeing with food coloring and koolaid and I did everything Ive always done in dying and the blue just wont take! I nuked it for over 8 mins nothing happened, simmered it for at least 10, nothing happened. What is going on!!
 
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: July 1 2011 Fiber Friday on: July 01, 2011 07:33:05 PM
None of my stuff spun this week is post worthy hopefully more people will post so I can get inspired Smiley
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinning dog "roving" on: June 13, 2011 11:13:43 PM
Just like spinnging cat hair is called Chatgora  Cheesy
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: June 10th Fiber Friday on: June 10, 2011 01:40:18 PM
I started into the world of dyeing my own fiber!

I started off with some lemon-lime koolaid and some raspberry ice. They came out very pale but I like them. The singles were very bright and colorful but the plyed yarn was muted and subtle. I tried Najavo plying for the first time on these singles and I am fairly proud of the evenness(even though its a little over spun.

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