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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday November 14, 2008 on: November 17, 2008 01:24:25 AM
Gorgeous yarns, my fave is bollywood and I also love Sunshine in the garden! Grayling, that scarf is coming along nicely now!

Noodle princess, I am exactly the same, thin yarn really push my patience, I prefer spinning the chunky ones by far. Cheesy

Perhaps one day I will get around to uploading my yarns to ff again, I have missed it so many times at the moment...
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday October 31st, Halloween Edition! on: November 03, 2008 05:41:50 AM
Great yarns! I especially like white lightning, and grayling, I have never seen Tussah silk as dark as your dark brown - that is stunning. I spin a lot of tussah silk and have had about 3 different shades, but all somewhere between white and a honey shade. Smiley
13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Birthday present for a spinner? on: October 27, 2008 09:04:10 AM
Hehe, time definitely was an issue here, but for next time you could for example get some hand dyed fibre from etsy (make a nice gift basket with a few different colourways?), get a nice orifice hook, a spinning WPI gauge.... there are so many things spinners love. Cheesy
Fibre is definitely a big one!
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Should I buy this antique wheel?? on: October 27, 2008 09:00:13 AM
A Kiwi was definitely the right decision! I am always amazed for what kind of prices Antique wheels seem to go for in other countries! Over here in Germany you could get a wheel like the one pictured for less than $50, perhaps more like 30 dollars. This is why a lot of people I know (and myself) have started on an old wheel, but once you have tried a modern wheel, you won't want to go back, especially if you are into bulkier yarns. Plus, once you got it fixed up and have gotten a few more bobbins made, you might have as well gotten a modern wheel.

Good luck with your Kiwi, looking forward to seeing some yarn soon!
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Who would make yarns to sell to a store? on: October 14, 2008 02:21:17 AM
Personally I would definitely be interested in something like this, if you consider European spinners. Smiley

The left over wall also sounds great - sounds like the kind of yarn shop I would be a regular at, for sure!

Best of luck,
Veronika
16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - September 5, 2008 on: September 05, 2008 01:31:27 PM
Hi everyone, nice to be back!

Natasha, I absolutely love your first yarn, stunning patterns.

Gosh, but there are so many great yarns already.
It would take too long to add all the ones I spun since my last post, hehehe, so here are just two of my latest yarns.

Sushi yarn, Black handprocessed Alpaca, white Tussah silk, red Falkland wool with Angelina sparkle and the most stunning sushi beads hand made by Fancyguppy on etsy:


Red hand dyed 2ply silk, took forever to spin:
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 7-25-08 - Tour de Whoops! Edition on: July 26, 2008 02:41:15 PM
Tea party is amazing! I have been spinning, but I haven't set the twist or photographed much, so nothing to show from me this week.
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday July 11th, 2008 on: July 12, 2008 05:36:51 AM
Pretty, pretty, pretty! My favourite is the one with the japanese silk scarf and the light blue ply, absolutely gorgeous!

I have been feeling unwell the last couple of weeks, so I was not as productive as usual, but here are two of my most recently finished yarns:

Hint of gold: A simple but elegant falkland wool yarn from my first order of DHF wool (http://www.falklandwool.com):


Starstruck: An extravagant and glamourous art yarn with sequins, fabric stars, lots of beads and mother of pearl discs:
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: looking for used drum carder on: June 19, 2008 03:22:08 AM
All I can say to that title: ...aren't we all...? Your best bet seems to be to find one locally, takes a lot of luck, but actually keeps the price reasonable. On eBay and other online places they quite often cost nearly as much as new, this is why many spinners ended up buying a new in the end afterall.

Good luck!

Veronika
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday the 13th June 2008 on: June 13, 2008 02:03:03 PM
Thanks Nicolassa, the first one of the series was of course the raiders of the lost yarn.... Tongue

Mooshie your corespun is really pretty, I think in the second picture the sparkle definitely stands out. In your case I would say try holding the core thread a bit tighter and the other fibres should really wrap onto the thread at a strong angle, that should get rid of your problem. From what I can gather from the pictures this seems to be the issue anyway, as it almost looks like candy striping in some points.

However the showing through is not necessarily a bad thing and can be used quite effectfully if the fibres wrapped around are pretty translucent, like mohair.

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