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1  Re: good beginners drop spindle? in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by hannah15326 on: April 10, 2006 11:16:49 AM
i got a top whorl spindle from ebay and hated it, i cannot use it for some reason, so just as a temporary measure so i could spin my roving into yarn i made a CD spinldle bottom whorl spindle and i love it.

It is really balanced and spins forever, my dad found some metal washers the exact size a my dowel that i slipped on to add some extra weight, also when i superglued it to the CD at the bottom it made sure that the CD doesnt fall off.


I would say if you are learning try this to start with as it is inexpensive so if you drop it on the floor from time to time while learning it doesnt matter! (i cant get my joins right so the fibre ends up splitting apart at the join and my spindle falls!)
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2  Re: my very first handspun yarn! in Spinning: Completed Projects by hannah15326 on: March 02, 2006 09:27:35 AM
I love you yarn!
did you find it easy dying the fibre with koolaid? was it dyed as fibre mass or as prespun yarn? i am thinking about trying this but im too scared that it will all got wrong and il singe the yarn or something!



I have also knit up my yarn, but i dont think i will be making much out of it!



This is all i managed to get from my first hand spun,It was knit up on 10mm needles sso it is very chunky, i think it would have been better on slightly bigger needles as it is quite stiff, i love the chunkyness of it!
it will make it cute purse, i  might decorated it with diamantes and add a nice lining or something!

This is my roving that i received this morning from http://www.texere.co.uk/



I love the colours, petrol and chocolate, The colours havent really turned out that well, the chocolate is a really dark brown, and the petrol a greeny, dirty blue, cant really explain the colour but it is my favorite shade!
I am thinking of plying these two together, but i may just try spunning them in alternating strips so i can actually knit up something this time!
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3  Re: fiber friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by hannah15326 on: February 26, 2006 07:33:13 AM
I've just posted this separte, but i wanted to post on fiber friday aswell as i am so pleased! this is my first:

how much roving does everyone use to get so much yarn!?
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4  my very first handspun yarn! in Spinning: Completed Projects by hannah15326 on: February 26, 2006 07:29:00 AM
I'm so pleased; I have just spun my very first yarn!



I started with 3 strips of merino roving in 3 different shades of pink. I then split each strip in half and then in to 3 and spun alternating strips of the 1cm wide roving together



Im not too sure if it is to thick though, Im not really sure how thin/thick it is meant to be, I started with 3 30cm lengths of roving and I have spun around 11m



there are still a few very twisty parts in the lengths of yarn, and it is thick and thin and places and some of my joins are a little fluff, but I like it!
anyone have and opinions or helps to share?
Just ordered 100g more roving in brown and turqoise and i got some 1ply beaded yarn that i though i would try plying with it, do i just wiind the yarn off the spinlde with the 1ply counterclock wise to ply it before i set the twist!?
Thanks Hannah x
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5  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by hannah15326 on: April 12, 2005 07:34:06 AM
all of these dresses are so good! its making me want to finish mine now!i think ill got a sort out the lining argh! i have already sewn together the top, but i need to add the boning (hate that stuff it doesn't keep straight!) here is a pic of the pattern that i am using...

this is a close up of the the one that i am making


I am making it out of a purple slub silk, which is really nice to sew with as well, i just hope that i can make it all in time
Does anyone know of a tie pattern, i want to make a matching tie for my boyfriend to wear but i haven't got a pattern, i know that it needs to be cut on the bias but thats about it! any one else doing the matching thing with their dates!?
thanks
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6  all of my sublime stitching bits... so far! in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by hannah15326 on: April 05, 2005 12:44:45 PM
Hello everyone! Cheesy
Warning quite picture heavyWell i have already posted my sublime hula honey top http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29749.0 but i have made a few (*ahem* quite alot) of tops and so on using jennys designs, so i thought that i would post them up here for all of you crafty people to have a look at and comment on, hopefully some of you out there have ideas on different thinks that i could do, or use my designs on!

first is my cowgirl top!
this was my first ever top to customise using Jenny's designs and is probably my most worn and admired, i have been offered money for this baby!
 
This appears on the front left hand corner

(sorry the image is blurry cant get it to focus)
the guns here are on the back or the t-shirt, right near the neck!


I made this T-shirt to wear during my exams to give me abit of luck, using green as its a lucky colour! sadly its luck didnt
rub off but i do still like the top!



My crafty apron, with the biggest ever pocket to fit everything crafty that i could ever want to carry! my pins scissors chalk... it is a half length apron made from some scrap fabric and lots of pink binding and ribbon!

here are some close ups of the stitching... Cheesy





i love my vegas granny pants! they are big but cool!

they do look alot better on! Smiley



here is a pillow case i made using the stitch-it-kit, i think that there is something along the lines of this in the book that comes with it, i loved it so much i had to make it!


Well that was a little long winded!
congratulations for reading this far!
i just thought it would be nice to have everything in the same place!i would love to answer any questions you have and any comments or criticism would be good!im working on afew more tops at the moment, which i will post pics of when im done!
thank you again!
Hannah
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7  sublime stitching, hula honey t-shirt in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by hannah15326 on: March 25, 2005 12:00:03 PM
hello everyone! Smiley
this is my first proper post! argh Shocked but i am so excited that i have finally finished the embroidery on the shirt, that i had to post it and see what you all thought of my handy work! Smiley
This is a top i embroidered for my boyfriend, using the hula girl pattern from Jenny Hart's Stitch-it-kit!i made up the flower pattern myself using a trasfer pen!I took me a while to make but i am really pleased with it, here are the pics:
 


(sorry the pictures are a little blurred i am just getting used to using the digital!)
i have made a few other T-shirts using Jenny's patterns, i think that they are really fun to use and it is quite easy to add you own touch to them!
Let me know what you all think, and if anyone has any questions then don't hesitate to ask!
Thanks Hannah  Cheesy
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