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1  Re: Fiber Friday Aug 25 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Frew-Frew on: August 25, 2006 03:52:16 PM
My contribution has actually been completed for a while, but this was the first chance I've had to get pics and post it. This is 2 oz of angora/silk/wool from Wildmeadow angoras.  I'm pretty proud of it, and though it's not perfectly even, it ranges from lace to fingering weight, It IS balanced, and it's almost 300 yds!!!!  Now if I can just find something to make out of it!



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2  Re: August Handspun Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Frew-Frew on: August 22, 2006 08:26:54 PM
I received from fyberduck yesterday. Talk about jaw dropping gorgeous!



On the right is 100 yards of handpainted baby alpaca.

On the left is 38 yards of kid mohair locks with a merino/alpaca/silk binder.

I am leaving my husband and marrying this yarn. Is that legal??  THank you so much!!!!!!
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3  First needle felted object! Dragon in Felting: Completed Projects by Frew-Frew on: August 20, 2006 09:02:30 AM
My kids named him Retardo the Dragon. He's not too pretty, but I think I did ok. Especially since this was the first time I tried it and I was completely on my own. I gave him to my mother and she adores him. Here he is asserting his dominance over Mabel the Stash Sheep.



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4  Re: August Handspun Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Frew-Frew on: August 17, 2006 02:51:51 PM
I feel so spoiled! This is the yarn I received from Chipper. Sooo lovely and beautiful. And enough of the vineyard colorway to knit up a shrug or capelet of some sort.

Thanks Chipper this is utterly gorgeous!

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5  Re: Ongoing Fabric Swap III - the summer edition! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Frew-Frew on: July 10, 2006 09:47:20 PM
Oh howembarrassing! I did stall the swap, here is my list again with a few more items added on!

Here are my fabrics:


1. Blue green and black, techno matrix-y looking print. fat quarter or half yard. Cotton.
2. Santa Print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton.
3. Rayon print fat quarter or half yard.


4. Maroon rose print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
5. Green Floral Rayon fat quarter or half yard.
6. Blue and pink sheer poly fat quarter or half yard.
7. Red black and whit flannel Plaid fat quarter or half yard.



8. Funky Cow print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
9. Brown and white striped menswear fat quarter or half yard. Cotton-poly
10. Pastel Plaid fat quarter or half yard. Cotton-poly blend?
11. 80's retro poly print. fat quarter or half yard.


11. red with tiny white polka dots fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
12. Pokemon! fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
13. Funky kitty print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
14. Geometric slinky polyester fat quarter or half yard.
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6  I made boucle! in Spinning: Completed Projects by Frew-Frew on: July 08, 2006 10:10:59 PM


I just got done plying it so it's still on the bobbin, but I was so excited I couldn't wait!!! It's made with this awesome red colonial top that I bought from a local fiber artist. I have 5 oz from her and I bought another 8 oz of the same top at the MDSW. I decided I had to make SOMETHING out of this stuff, since I loved the colors so much, and as I was spinning it, it cried out to be fluffy boucle. I plied it with cotton quilting thread. There is another bobbin of yarn waiting to be plied and about 10 oz of fiber left to be spun.

I love it when I feel like I've finally "gotten" it!
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7  Re: Ongoing Fabric Swap III - the summer edition! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Frew-Frew on: July 08, 2006 03:16:26 PM
Rosali, I'd like to claim you for a half yard of your Green & black feather print on white cotton. Soo retro I love it!

Here are my fabrics:


1. Blue green and black, techno matrix-y looking print. fat quarter or half yard. Cotton.
2. Santa Print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton.
3. Rayon print fat quarter or half yard.


4. Maroon rose print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
5. Green Floral Rayon fat quarter or half yard.
6. Blue and pink sheer poly fat quarter or half yard.
7. Red black and whit flannel Plaid fat quarter or half yard.



8. Funky Cow print fat quarter or half yard. Cotton
9. Brown and white striped menswear fat quarter or half yard. Cotton-poly
10. Pastel Plaid fat quarter or half yard. Cotton-poly blend?
11. 80's retro poly print. fat quarter or half yard.
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8  Re: Dying yarn with easter egg dye in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by Frew-Frew on: April 17, 2006 06:00:33 PM
I dyed some roving with my kids leftover easter dye, and nuked it like I would koolaid. It turned out Beautifully. I just put the roving in a asserole dish after soaking it in vinegar water for a bit, poured on the dye, and covered with plastic wrap, then microwaved until the water ran clear. It was much more vibrant than the koolaid dyes I've tried.

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9  Re: Yarn Stash Swap in The Swap Gallery by Frew-Frew on: April 16, 2006 05:15:03 PM
Here is the yarn dontlookback sent me.



she also sent instrustions for fulling. Thank you.
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10  My first attempt at making yarn. in Spinning: Completed Projects by Frew-Frew on: March 04, 2006 04:36:02 PM
I got my spindle in the mail yesterday and I've been playing with it since then to the exclusion of all housework. My children were pleased and greatful to have dinner made for them, they didn't even think I'd manage that. My hubby was absolutely transfixed while he watched me do the first bit up, and actually suggested that we take a spinning class together!  Shocked  Let me know what you think, and if anyone has any tips, I'd appreciate it!

This is the very first bit I did, just some natural unmarked practice wool that came with the spindle:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/43719/handspun1.JPG

This is the second, it was some really pretty black and white natural roving that I mixed in a bit of light pink cotton with. It came out a bit raggy looking, but I think I finally started to get the hang of not overtwisting on this:



This is the third, and I was a bit disappointed with the way it turned out, I think the fibers are really short on this wool since I couldn't draft much before it just fell apart, so I ended up overspinning just to get it to hold together. I LOVE the colors though:

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