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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Books on Spinning - The Comprehensive Thread on: August 28, 2009 07:04:11 AM
Spin Control by Amy King and Respect The Spindle by Abby Franquemont are new books to add to the list.

I'll second this!

Spin Control by Amy King is a wonderful book! I recommend it
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kid 'N Ewe and Llamas Too festival information?? on: August 24, 2009 10:05:06 AM
Oh! Ive been the past two years! I really hope they have it again this year, I love going!

In fact, I just spun some wool yesterday that I got at last year's festival! It was really great! Merino + silk mmmm

And I got my first spindle and wool there my first visit at the festival a little over 2 years ago! Smiley
13  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: make a 1234 loom? on: August 13, 2009 02:16:26 PM
Do tell!
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Who's Got An Ashford?? on: July 06, 2009 06:11:43 AM
Thank you RubyPurl!!  Cheesy
15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: First real handspun! on: July 01, 2009 10:50:02 AM
Great job!! This looks so lovely!

I love the colours and you did an excellent spinning job! Keep it up!!
16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: HANDSPUN ART YARN WORKSHOP IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!!! on: June 27, 2009 02:00:52 PM
Heck, I would! I don't mind, I would just need to know when ahead of time so I could properly plan, but it sounds good to me!

17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - June 19th 2009 on: June 19, 2009 08:10:25 AM
You got it javarose! That's why it's called soul windows!! Smiley
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - June 19th 2009 on: June 19, 2009 07:20:03 AM
Hello Babies!!

Happy Fiber Friday!!

I haven't been spinning as much as I'd like to lately. I've got a number of excuses in my back pocket ready to go, my numero uno excuse is that I live in south Texas and it's waaaay too hot to function right now. Summer is going to be a tough one!

I've been trying to perfect my techniques with making consistent 'proper yarn' as I call it. They take ages, yo!

Here's my work so far:

New Day
207 yards of corriedale wool
Hand dyed by Amy King from my Spunky Fiber Club subscription. It's like christmas every month when I get this stuff in the mail!

Soul Windows
corriedale wool and nylon
I do not like this photo at all, I will have to redo it and check back with ya'll later. I do however love the yarn! This photo really doesn't do it justice. It's my first really 'proper' three-ply and it's so even (for me) it makes me giggle. I keep thinking "oh hey! I made that!"

I don't think I can knit these just yet, I love looking at them too much, so I hung them on my wall Smiley

Happy Fiber Friday ya'll!

With love from Texas,
xoxo Talia

19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: HANDSPUN ART YARN WORKSHOP IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!!! on: June 17, 2009 12:20:32 PM
OH me!! me me me!!

I live in San Antonio.

When would it be and how much??
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 05.22.09!!!! on: May 23, 2009 08:01:31 PM
wow wow wow!! That looks really great stitched up astormorray!!
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