I've been searching, but haven't really found anything....I woudl like to know how to steam handpainted yarn in the microwave as opposed to buying a steamer. I have CUshings dyes, a boatload of vinegar, and am itching to screw some roving up. lol. If Alton Brown can steam crabs in the microwave, then I am sure that we can do some wool, right?
Is there anyway to get more options than are just on the front page? There are only about 50 books there, and I can only see one that I want...but there are titles I want that it seems some of you have gotten there. How do I get theM?
I like checking out Etsy.com for hand-painted roving. Generally the prices are good, and you get to see the individual creativity of the artists. I just ordered some roving from a new person today, so I will let ya know her name when I get it.
I am almost finished staining my wheel, and am going to start putting the top coat/sealer on today! I am really stoked, because this blue is turning out fantastic and the finish is a super gloss, and will be very shiny.
But most of all, I can't wait to put it back together to spin up some more yarn!
If you are plying then it is recommended that you do it before setting the twist. If you think about it, you don't really want to set the twist and then try to twist the yarn the other way around the other yarn.
Good luck with your plying! I am still in singles land.
I just did some kool aid dying on some roving using the knitty tutorial (stove top method). It turned out well, but when I was drying the fibers and squeezing a bit of water out I was worried that I was accidentally felting it.
How do you know if that happens? Mine got a little fluffy, but I can stilll draft it and such.
P.S. It is driving me CRAZY that I don't have my camera to document this! I'm thinking I am goign to go get a disposable until dh comes back from Cali.
I just got my wheel, so am going to give away my spindle. I never got past the park and draft method, while a friend of mine was kick spinning the darn thing a day after she learned. I think it is just different for everyone.
That being said, I got some good yarn out of the spindle with just the park and draft, and it wasn't that much slower than the other spinning, so I don't think I missed out on anything.