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007lucious_lips
« on: August 21, 2006 01:38:30 PM »

Hi I'm Brandon,
  I just bought my first drop spindle and it's a top whorl and some fiber that is called "Beast" which I purchased from Limerick Fibers, a great place in Gordonsville, in Virignia. I was just thinking last night when I started to spin for the first time...I took what I spun off of the drop spindle it started to back spin and then someone told me that I had to set the twist...here are my questions:

How do you set the twist?
      -and-
I know the backspinning is because of OVER SPINNING the fibers and it will improve with practice but any tips on improving this problem?


Thanks so much and I know that you get these questions all the time but if you could help I would really apreciate it! Cheesy Thanks so much! And I just want to say that Spinning wheather its good or bad looking....ROCKS! lol

Thankies- Brandonlicious<3's all of your cool yarns and spinning skills!

P.S.- Below is a pic of the spindle and fiber as well as my first single...(i think thats what its called) yarn Cheesy


Spindle-


Fiber-


YArn-


sorry bout the bad quality but *shrugs* thanks again
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Necia
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 06:30:42 PM »

Hi Brandon,

Check out Icanspin.com
The videos there and craftster is what got me on my way.

Setting the twist:
Place spun yarn in warm/hot water with a little dish washing liquid.  No agitation,c ause you don't want it to felt.  To dry, u can put it in the washing machine on the spin cycle, or you can roll in a coupla of towels, and then toss on a plastic coated hanger, and let it air dry.

If you're lazy like me, you can run you shower for a half an hour, with all windows and doors closed, with you hand spun hanging, and set the twist that way too.

Not to sure what u mean by backspinning, maybe someone else can help you here.

necia
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007lucious_lips
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006 08:37:18 AM »

Hi Brandon,

Check out Icanspin.com
The videos there and craftster is what got me on my way.

Setting the twist:
Place spun yarn in warm/hot water with a little dish washing liquid.  No agitation,c ause you don't want it to felt.  To dry, u can put it in the washing machine on the spin cycle, or you can roll in a coupla of towels, and then toss on a plastic coated hanger, and let it air dry.

If you're lazy like me, you can run you shower for a half an hour, with all windows and doors closed, with you hand spun hanging, and set the twist that way too.

Not to sure what u mean by backspinning, maybe someone else can help you here.

necia


Aww thank you so much! That makes total since now lol!
              you're awesome thanks!
                     Brandonlicious<3's ya!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006 11:29:36 AM »

Brandon,
I was taught to boil two pots of water at the same time, one with a bit of soap. Soak your yarn in the soapy water fro 20 minutes, then gently rinse in the not soapy water (boiling them at the same time means the water will be at or close to the same temp so you don't accidentally felt) Then I hang the yarn on plastic hangers in the shower to drip dry. I also weight the ends to keep the skeins semi taut.
However, I REALLY like the shower idea. I think I will do that tonight!
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007lucious_lips
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006 04:39:00 PM »

Brandon,
I was taught to boil two pots of water at the same time, one with a bit of soap. Soak your yarn in the soapy water fro 20 minutes, then gently rinse in the not soapy water (boiling them at the same time means the water will be at or close to the same temp so you don't accidentally felt) Then I hang the yarn on plastic hangers in the shower to drip dry. I also weight the ends to keep the skeins semi taut.
However, I REALLY like the shower idea. I think I will do that tonight!

Thanks! I tried your way and i tried Necia's way and they both worked...yet my dog sat on my drop spindle and broke it Cry but imma buy a new one and ill keep ya posted with my results if ya like!

         Thanks again, Brandonlicious!
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Check out the blog for my photography and crafts...and don't forget silly high school drama Cheesy
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