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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 27th June 2008 on: June 27, 2008 05:55:39 AM
I got ambitious and blended batts of my own  Smiley  I even took some fancy pics of the batts before i spun them... and promtly left the pics on the other PC (maybe add later).  So, my two for this week...

Yak-a-Paca
40% Yak, dark brown
40% Alpaca, fawn
10% Bamboo, blue
5% Mohair, hand dyed green
5% Cria alpaca, hand dyed green
4.6 oz total weight, 220 yards total length






Blue Raspberry
100% Blended Merino (dark pink, purple, and purple-blue)
Some angelina for sparkle
3 oz total weight, 200 yards






Thats all for now  Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: free Japanese weaving patterns on: June 26, 2008 06:25:04 AM
Thanks for the link, i've bookmarked it!    Grin

I don't know if its helpful or not, but when i'm trying to figure out pages in different languages, i use the babelfish.altavista.com page to do a 'translate page' - especially helpful for japanese since my skills with the hiragana/katakana/kanji leave a little to be desired  Wink   Example...

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rakuten.ne.jp%2Fgold%2Fgosyo%2Fnew%2Fteori.htm&lp=ja_en&btnTrUrl=Translate
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: X-stitched Mario Bros 3 map on: June 18, 2008 08:36:41 AM
I absolutely love it! I'm a huge mario fan, and this is just so spiffy!
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Weaving on a Cardboard Triangle Loom - Tutorials! on: May 16, 2008 07:25:34 AM
Thanks everyone  Cheesy

I wrote the instructions up for a course i was teaching a few weekends ago (see the attached PDF files), and it was a flying success - the instructions may be a little overkill in detail, but i write manuals for a living so i've become pretty anal retentive in my writing these days  Smiley
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Ugly Batts! on: May 09, 2008 01:19:32 PM
WOW!  Shocked Those are some huge batts! I've never heard of ugly batts before now, but the name doesn't fit... i'm sure they'll spin up lovely!

PS.  The first thing that came to mind for 'Ugly Batts' was really 'Ugly Bats' which brought to mind those smooshyface vampire bats  Wink
6  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Weaving on a Cardboard Triangle Loom - PDF Tutorials! on: May 04, 2008 05:49:59 PM
Hi All - i've been doing these for a little while now, and made up some instructions for a workshop i was teaching ... and i thought that i'd share with you all!

It's an easy and cheap loom to make, made from cardboard, straight pins, and duct tape, and makes a triangle scarf measuring about 34" x 34" x 48".

They take a few hours, but speed up once you've made a couple. The tutorials are written in PDF form, so please feel free to download and give them a try!

Building a Cardboard Triangle Loom

Weaving on a Cardboard Triangle Loom

Pictures ...
One of the shawls, on the spinning wheel (i take terrible pictures)








... i've got more pictures somewhere, but just can't find them.

<edited to replace two end pictures with the group shot pictures of several scarves Smiley>
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/11/2008 on: April 11, 2008 11:02:28 AM
Ah everything is so beautiful as always!  Cheesy

I didn't manage to get any spinning done this week, too much prep work for the fibre committee for the Alpaca show this weekend - hopefully something for next week!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/4/08 on: April 04, 2008 06:48:46 PM
Everyones spins are all so lovely!  Its hard to pick a favourite   Cheesy


I don't know what happened with that last post and the photos?Huh? Sorry about that
Luxx -- Try editing your post, and replacing all your links with the code on Photobucket (listed beside the IMG CODE beside your pictures), between the [ ] brackets -- it will look something like this
Code:
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n19/bluefrog_ca/Alpacas/syndromeboys.jpg[/IMG]

Hope that helps  Smiley 
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best Sources for Vegan Fibers? on: March 29, 2008 06:32:23 PM
This is a topic that has been dicussed in great length before. I would try the search function, type in "soy sillk" or bamboo roving. I personally like Mielkes Farm and paradise fibers for non wool spinning fiber.
Gee, thanks ... i had to go and check out that paradise fibers after reading this post, and now i've got 4lbs of fibre on order   Wink

Another place to try might be ebay, sometimes there are some good deals to be had.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 3/28/2008 on: March 28, 2008 08:21:07 AM
I've loved looking through all the Fibre Fridays, and i always love what people come up with - so much prettyness and creativity in one place!  Cheesy

Heres my first entry to a Fibre Friday.  I have no idea of a name, so its just called "It's Purple!"



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