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21  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Completed Projects on: August 28, 2005 11:41:27 AM
Thought I would start a completed projects thread, in the hope that the powers that be might make it a permanent fixture on here. 

Here are some more of my latest yarns, including my entry for last weeks fiber_friday on LJ. 

Gonzo (Blue, purple Merino and lots of sari silk waste, this is my Fiber_friday entry for the topic Muppets):



Sage (green merino and pink/purple/blue sari silk waste):



Chocolate (a new chocolate inspired yarn that is a custom order for a friend.  She wanted one like my Toffifee yarn, but different so I made this one with more browns in it):



What do you think?
22  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fresh off the wheel - IMAGE HEAVY! on: August 17, 2005 01:39:23 PM
I haven't shown any yarn off on here for a while, so here are a few:

Waspish (Blue & Yellow Masham, Charcoal Merino):



Spinning up a storm (Different coloured merino):



Love Birds (Merino wool and pompoms - first time spinning with pompoms!!):



Fairytale Forest (Merino and Cassette Tape, my son ripped some tape out of his fairytale story tapes, so I recycled it!!):



What do you think?  These were all spun on my wheel, which I am getting much much better at now!
23  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] Completed Projects section for Spinning Board? on: August 13, 2005 12:30:52 AM
I would love to see a Completed Projects section for the Spinning Board.  We have lots to show off and our creations are being lost amongst the other posts.  I think a CP section would really help!

Thanks!  Smiley
24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / How do I do that? on: August 10, 2005 10:41:51 AM
I thought I would start a new topic of How To questions so that we can easily find them.

My first question:

How do you twist your skein so it looks like a nice even lump, like on Pluckyfluff's website for example?  I can make it into a skein but can't figure out how to pile it up evenly.  Any ideas?
25  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Hair to Fibre to Yarn to Crochet on: July 17, 2005 12:10:56 PM
To celebrate my 30th birthday today I actually made myself something! 

From my hair:



using this fibre:



I made this yarn:



From this handspun yarn I made this accessories container for all my hair accessories and bits and bobs:



I am pleased with it as I think it is pretty close to my hair colour.  I used natural coloured Wensleydale with Pink Angelina Sparkle fibre, brown and black merino wool.  Spun into a single ply thick and thin yarn using my drop spindle and then crocheted into a bowl shape using a spare CD in the bottom for rigidity!

Apologies for the rather rude looking picture of the fibres...it wasn't intentional and I only noticed how much it looks like ladies special place after I had uploaded it!  Oopsy!

What do you think?
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hair to fibre to Yarn to Crochet! on: July 17, 2005 12:09:53 PM
To celebrate my 30th birthday today I actually made myself something! 

From my hair:



using this fibre:



I made this yarn:



From this handspun yarn I made this accessories container for all my hair accessories and bits and bobs:



I am pleased with it as I think it is pretty close to my hair colour.  I used natural coloured Wensleydale with Pink Angelina Sparkle fibre, brown and black merino wool.  Spun into a single ply thick and thin yarn using my drop spindle and then crocheted into a bowl shape using a spare CD in the bottom for rigidity!

Apologies for the rather rude looking picture of the fibres...it wasn't intentional and I only noticed how much it looks like ladies special place after I had uploaded it!  Oopsy!

What do you think?
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Inspiration for your yarns on: July 12, 2005 10:13:15 AM
I was just wondering what inspires you when making your yarns.  Especially if you like making novelty ones like I do at the moment.

For example:

I was inspired by this:



to make this:



I called it Toffifee after the sweets pictured.  In real life the colours are definately more chocolatey looking.

I have started taking pictures of nice coloured things and textures that inspire me to make unusual colour combinations and different textures in yarn.

How about you?
28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Selling yarns on: June 14, 2005 08:44:33 AM
So, I am happy with the spinning and dyeing processes.   I have sold a couple of skeins on Ebay but at low prices.  Does anyone have any tips about selling handspun yarns, like the best places to advertise etc??

I already have a website, but I am not sure if I am attracting the right people.
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Novelty Yarns on: June 12, 2005 01:42:19 PM
Just wanted to share my newest venture in the land of spinning.  I am desperate to try making some novelty yarns, but have to wait a while before I can get my hands on Pluckyfluff's book for further guidance and inspiration.  However, I tried spinning with sequins yesterday and this is the result:



What do you think? 
Zo/hello.mango
http://hellomango.moonfruit.com
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