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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: my first yarns YAY! on: September 05, 2005 12:33:11 AM
YAY!  Wonderful yarn...even if it wasn't your first time!!!!  I love thick yarns, and wish I could still spin yarns like when I began (I tend to make them too thin now)  Oh, and BTW...I'M BACK EVERYONE!!!  Photos of yarns to come.  (i've been really busy!)
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Experienced carders? on: September 05, 2005 12:30:39 AM
I spin pet fur for people.  You have to kind of develop your own type of "carding" for each kind of pet fur, depending on the type of fur.  (Length of fiber, ect.)  Most of the time, it's just combing.  But, if you remove the fur the correct way from the pet, you don't have to card.  Most of the time, I blend it slightly with another type of wool.  E-Mail me with any other questions.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: carding? newbie needs help!!! on: September 05, 2005 12:28:06 AM
I recommend taking a photo of your wool so we can see EXACTLY what you mean.  That way, we can give you the best advice.  Smiley
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Another Babe spinning wheel question (^^) on: August 07, 2005 09:51:11 PM
I have a babe, and I'm in LOVE!  Tongue

I have a Babe Production Double Treadle.  If you're going to be spinning a lot, it's a highly recomended model.  It's a little big for packing into a regular sized bag because the wheel is kind of large.  However, it is highly transportable.  I made a bag for it, and take it with me everywhere.  It's a wonderful wheel!  It comes apart really easily.  I was going to just buy a suit case for it, but making a bag was much more fun.  My babe and I had a wonderful time at the Thousand Islands this past week.  Tongue  Any more questions, feel free to ask.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: *hrm* another stupid drop spindle question on: July 18, 2005 06:32:46 PM
I agree, that advice is great!  Also, if you're working with roving, it may be easier to create larger, bulkier yarns if you rip off more wool when you're starting to spin.  Does that make sense?  I spin with the toy wheel on a dowel type spindle, as well, and it took a while for my fingers to co-operate, as well.  It will just click one day, though, trust us!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inspiration for your yarns on: July 18, 2005 06:30:34 PM
Even though you just got your wheel, you will be tempted to spin on your lovely little spindle again, so don't give him (or her) away just yet!  I found that after getting my wheel, it inspired me to do MORE on my spindle than I had in the past.  Now, I make spindles and sell them at craft fairs.  Tongue  Plus, spindles are great for traveling.  I take mine on the subway with me.  Problem is, I can't get a lot of spinning done, because so many people ask me questions!  I'm going to take my wheel down to coney island with me next weekend and spin with that one the board walk.  (I have a babe, so I feel comfortable taking him with  me any where I go...he stands up to NYC subways AND salt water breezes at the beach!)  I'm in love with my wheel, but my handy spindle is my little side fling  Tongue
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: my first handspun yarns done on a drop spindle on: July 18, 2005 06:25:16 PM
Love them love them LOVE THEM!!!  Kool Aid is wonderful.  There was a big sale in the grocery store, so I just restocked my supplies.  I also started testing with food coloring, and all my yarns are coming out great with that, too!!!  You can check my link below to see some of the yarns I've been making lately.  I really should start knitting or crocheting again with all these yarns i'm spinning and dying, wouldn't you think?  ;p
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: SPINNING link exchange on: July 10, 2005 01:57:35 PM
I don't have my own website, however, I do post my yarns on eBay.  Do you think I could still be a part of it?  (I'm too cheap to put up a website yet)
9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / RIT dyes on: July 10, 2005 10:15:52 AM
I recently experimented with Rit dyes on my yarns.  (I'm still saving up for my all-natural dye kit, so that leads to experimentation with cheeper products Tongue  )

The colors I got were exquisit, however, I fear that the dyes will come off on my hands as I'm working (someone told me they tried to dye a piece of clothing with it, and the dye rubbed off onto their skin.)  Has anyone else used these dyes for yarns before?  Any advice/experiences would be appreciated!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Selling yarns on: July 09, 2005 09:44:41 AM
Craft fairs.  I'm doing one in a week, I'll let you know how my yarns sell.  Tongue 
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