A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 297,450
Currently Running With Scissors:
464 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Kraemer roving? on: October 06, 2006 12:17:04 PM
I called a LYS and asked if they have roving, and they have Mauench (sp?) Chunky roving by Kraemer.  I've bought that type of yarn from Kraermer before, and I was wondering if anyone has used this for spinning or if it's mostly for needle felting? 

Thanks!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Help - My roving is bleeding on my spindle! on: September 28, 2006 02:00:06 PM
I ventured into dyeing roving last weekend and loved it.  Started spinning the batch that has a lot of red in it last night, and noticed when I quit that my hands and spindle are definitely pinkish.  I added vinegar to the crockpot - should I just add more vinegar to the water when I set the twist?  Is this to be expected with a color like red?  The water was clear when I took the roving out of the crockpot. 

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Stupid questions re: plying on: September 20, 2006 10:20:06 AM
I read a great article about plying and I'm pretty sure I understand how it's done. I'm going to make a kate with a shoebox and my son's Tinkertoys (I think it'll work) to help keep the singles separated.  I get that you ply it counterclockwise. 

Here's what I'm uncertain about:  When I spun the singles, I majorly loaded the spindle.  I mean, I could not have put any more yarn on it.  When I go to ply it using the spindle, since there will now be double the yarn (in bulk), what do I do once the spindle is full?  Will I have to separate it (something I really don't want to do)?  I have a beginner's Louet spindle.  Would a homemade cd spindle hold more plied yarn? 

Any experience, thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated!  Thanks!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Newbie questions on: September 12, 2006 02:33:01 PM
Hi everyone!  I'm really enjoying looking at everyone's pictures and learning tons!  I thought I'd ask your opinions on some things I've been wondering about.

First, I know that all wool is not the same.  But, can you mix different types of wool when spinning or plying, or does it matter what the breed is?  For instance - I bought 8 oz. of dyed corriedale in the brightest fuschia imaginable.  I don't know what I was thinking, the lighting in my LYS leaves a lot to be desired.  It's very pretty, but it's SO BRIGHT.  I also bought 8 oz. of undyed superwash wool.  Can I blend the two?  I'm not planning to felt with it.

In the same vein - what color(s) would you suggest overdying the fuschia?  Royal blue?  Deep purple?  If I ply it, I'd probably use aqua or orange tones, but I think I'd rather overdye it. 

I'd appreciate any suggestions!  Thanks!

Elizabeth
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Grow Very Long Hair Faster
Best Long Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair
The Best Long Hairstyles for Fine Hair
How to Condition Long Hair
How to Style Long Hair to Look Short
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche
@Home This Weekend: Buzy Bee Activity Chart
Craft Challenge #103 Announced - Foodie Frenzy 2

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.