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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Undyed merino/tencel blend roving? on: March 30, 2007 10:52:41 AM
I know there is a roving thread up top and I looked but didn't find this answer.  I am looking for some natural merino/tencel to handdye, anyone have a good supplier?  Thanks!
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Woohoo, new plied yarn that I love (Spunky FOTM from March, spoiler) on: March 28, 2007 06:36:41 PM
I got this roving today, it is called Dandy Lion and it is this month's selection from Spunky Eclectic's Fiber of the Month Club.  It is my first month and I am in love!



It is 4oz and 130 yards of superwash merino, plied together.  I love this colorway and will be making something from this soon.  What, I have no clue......suggestions welcome.





Thanks for looking!!!
13  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / First roving dyed with acid dyes! on: March 18, 2007 02:17:48 PM
I finally got to dye up some rovings using my acid dye kit from www.helloyarn.com and I think they turned out pretty good.  I cannot wait to spin them up!

This one is 2oz of merino, called American Beauty



This one is 2oz of South African Fine, called Chaos Theory



And this one is 4oz of mill ends from TSS, called Grapevine



I have used Wilton dyes and the colors were okay, but these dyes just work so much better and seem to affect the roving better as well.  I can't wait to order more colors and dye a bunch more up!!!  Thanks for looking!
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Finally received correct part on: February 28, 2007 01:21:50 PM
I hope this is okay to post here, because I am getting nowhere.  I ordered my wheel from Paradise Fibers, I got it okay and the fibers I ordered.  But a piece of the plying head is broken and I have emailed them a few times with no response or follow up (since last Thursday).  My husband could probably fix the piece, but I want to know if they want it back or will send a replacement or whatnot.  When you order something that expensive you kind of want it to be in working condition.

Has anyone had an issue with them?  Or maybe are they just really busy or having personal things going on?
15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First mini skeins from new wheel! on: February 22, 2007 12:59:06 PM
I just got my wheel a few hours ago and I am slowly getting the hang of it.  Here is my first overtwisted, not even, unset single.  It is a gorgeous color (Marigold Wool Blend from Spunky Eclectic) and I love it.  LOL!  Let me know what you think.  Thanks for all the help and support already, you all are a font of information!

16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / My wheel is here!!!! Woot! on: February 22, 2007 08:24:43 AM
I am so excited, my Lendrum ST just got here and I just finished putting it together (easy peasy), now I am just staring at it and scared to start.  LOL!  I have a video and tons of fiber, so I guess I should just jump right in.  Wish me luck.   Roll Eyes
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / My first two skeins! on: February 13, 2007 02:41:47 PM
Please take a peek, they are a little sad and tiny, but I am getting the hang of it.  Smiley

This one is with some unknown wool roving that came with my spindle kit



This one is with roving from Smokeymountainfibers on Etsy, Blue Violet colorway http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=65227



Let me know what you think........not that good, but not too bad for a newbie, right??  Wink

I am off to spin some more from SMF, in a gorgeous merlot colorway.  Smiley  And I have 5 lbs of roving coming from The Sheep Shed and a sampler from Spunky Eclectic and hopefully buying a wheel soon too.  I love spinning and was instantly hooked.
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / I ordered it! A ST-Lendrum will be on its way to me!!!!!!!!!! on: February 13, 2007 10:42:01 AM
After 30 years I finally got to cash in some savings bonds that were given to me and I now have money for my first wheel.  I am so excited.  I am new to spinning, have only been doing it about a month or so on a drop spindle, but am so addicted.

I do way too many crafts (knitting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, spinning, soap making, etc), but this one is so relaxing to me and something that I look forward to doing.

So which one should I get?  Pros or cons on either?  Single or double treadle?  WooLee winder or not on the Fricke?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!   Cheesy

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UPDATE:  A ST Lendrum will shortly be on its way to me, I am so stoked and cannot wait!  Woohoo!!   Grin
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