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« on: July 09, 2006 10:49:49 AM »

Hi Spinners,

I've been studying the threads day and night and even though the answer must be hiding somewhere her ei go and shoot away...

Can anyone suggest a good link where the steps of making  multicoloured/rainbow yarns/singles?
I saw CountingMermaids 's fab yarns and loved her photos showing of carding... I just kind of want more in between ones too... Tongue

Is it possible to make something like that with a drop spindle (after like years of practice? Grin) Huh

I've seen some really gorgious blankets this weekend in a shop....

They were made using chunky singles and were kind of loosely woven into a blanket...It was sturdy but airy at the same time...Does anyone know what i think? Roll Eyes

Anyways if you greatest of great spinners feel like getting your cams out pleeeeeeeease do....

 Kiss Kiss :-*Thanks ahead: Zizi
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006 10:53:04 AM »

Check out http://www.icanspin.com/toc.htm They've got tons of videos to get you started.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006 12:04:50 PM »

Thanks so much! I've watched them all!!! hOw cool!!! I so want to try it...

So for those crazy rainbow yarns made of Merino what sort of spindle would i need???

Is it a silly question i wonder???

Zizi Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006 08:51:58 PM »

You just need a spindle to match the weight of yarn you want to create.  For most beginners, a 1.75 oz or 50 g spindle works well.
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