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41  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / organic cotton and some soysilk on: March 05, 2007 01:10:21 AM
So, I've been learning some new stuff recently. I finally found somewhere to buy organic cotton pretty cheap, so I dared to try spinning it on a regular spinningwheel (not a charka) and it worked! And it was absolutely wonderful! This first picture is a 2-ply yarn. 100 g, about 200 metres.

then I tried dyeing the cotton before I spun. It was for some reason really difficult to soak the cotton. Even after an hour squeezing in the water everything wasn't dyed. But it actually didn't turn out too bad.  This is just a small skein. about 25g and 150 metres. I think I've never spun that thin before.

I dyed some soysilk at the same time, and it turned out really great (even if you wouldn't think so by looking at the picture). Soysilk is really beatiful, it's a shame it's so damn difficult to spin. anyone got any great tips on how to make it easier?   

42  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / d-card reader/writer driver? on: February 14, 2007 02:32:23 AM
hmm... maybe this isn't the right board, but I can't think of a better one.

my computer crashed and I bought a new one, but when I tried to install the card reader to my embroiderymachine I realized I had lost the cd with the driver. does anyone know if I can download it from somewhere?

It's called d-card reader/writer and the sewing machine is a Husqvarna platinum 950 E

I looked at their website, but all I found was other drivers Sad

maybe someone out there has the same cardreader and can send me the driver?
43  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / natural grey + unnatural red + homemade spindle on: January 27, 2007 08:03:28 AM
I just took up spinning again after waaay to long thanks to all your delicious pictures... So here is what ran through my fingers:

sorry bout the blurry pictures. my camera is crappy. or maybe it's me...

For some reason my old beautiful spinning wheel has decided to always drop the thread that goes around the wheel if I turn it counter-clockwise, and I lost my drop spindle. So the plying part was a bit of a problem. but inspired by all of you DIY-godesses out there I made my own. It took about 15 minutes.

44  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / anyone spun banana? on: January 25, 2007 09:13:48 AM
I just bought some banana yarn and it's just.... I just love it. It's heavy and fluffy at the same time... anyway. has ayone got any experience in spinning banana? I would like to try. Is it even possible to buy banana fiber?
45  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / another jordybag (+swedish vegan wordgame) on: October 29, 2006 10:56:56 AM
That jordybag tutorial is really great. So great that even I could do one Smiley

So here it is. The embroidery is based on the swedish proverb "söndra och härska", wich is the equivalent of "divide and conquer".
But I wrote härskna instead of härska, and härskna means about go rancid or rotten.

hmmm... maybe it's not that fun when I think about it... anyway, I thought it was hilarious when I came up with it.
46  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / trench jacket. img heavy, sorry on: October 28, 2006 08:45:32 AM
I've made a jacket! the pictures are pretty dark and blurry, but I hope you can see anyway...

the embroderies are machine-made so I suppose it's cheating but the speed makes up for it  Smiley

hope I get it right with the pictures. first time...

47  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / problems with husqvarna platinum 950 E on: October 16, 2006 03:15:12 AM
I have a badass-sewing/embroiderymachine that I got for half price and I'm thrilled!

But: I have a problem with the thread-tension (don't know if thats the proper word for it in english). the machine is supposed to automatically set the tension, but its always too loose. I have guarantee and all, so they repair it for free, but they can't seem to find out whats wrong.  I'ts really annoying to have had a great sewingmachine for months and still not be able to use it to make great things!

so: does any of you people recognise it? have you had similar problems? do you think the repairingpeople will ever fix it? 
48  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / buying software online? on: September 07, 2006 02:40:34 AM
I'm thinking of buying software for my husqvarna embroiderymachine from someone in vietnam and pay about 10% of the price. But I'm afraid to get fooled. you hear so much about fraud and things.

What do you think. has anyone here bought software like that?
49  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / organic cotton in sweden on: July 28, 2006 02:57:14 PM
does anyone know where to buy organic cotton-yarn and/or cotton-fibre for spinning?

Both companies in Sweden and those who ship to Sweden is something I would appreciate.

I know about Huskroken in gotland and miljöklon (though I think miljöklon only has fabric and clothes).

Please help!
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