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winter83
« on: January 27, 2007 07:13:32 PM »

I want to start spinning and dyeing my own yarn but I have not started yet. I have an opportunity to buy wool from a person I go to school with.  This is straight up wool not roving and its already been cleaned. He said I could have a shopping bag jammed full for 10 bucks he said they can get like 15ish pounds in one bag. So that seemed like a good deal to me. But what do i need to do to get this into roving?? Is this something I can do or should I pass of this?? Please help crafty superwomen.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007 09:35:38 PM »

Well I'm kind of new to all of this myself, but I can try to help... I think that for ten bucks, you should definitely get the bag, fifteen pounds for ten dollars is really a great price, and yeah, its just ten bucks. But I wouldn't expect to start spinning with that, I'd save it for down the road, when you get more experience. You can turn it into roving, Idk how, really, but it is possible. It's a lot of work... but fifteen pounds is a lot of wool, too. So even if you just do a little of it, then you are still getting your money's worth. And if you decide you never want to use it, its only ten dollars down the drain.. which isn't that bad. And you can always resell it. Yeeppp so thats it. I'd love to tell you how to turn it into roving, but uh, I have no idea. Try googling it!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 10:54:06 AM »

Well, I agree, you should get it, but for later on...
To make it into roving you would need some carders or as an alternative two cheaper dogbrushes. It's a lot of work to do from raw fleece, and if you're just starting out I'd really recommend buying some roving on ebay or somewhere else online (there's a whole thread on where to buy roving). Even if it's only 100g it will help you understand the process and make you feel comfortable with it first before you start working with the raw fleece.

Once you're more experienced you could also work from the fleece without carding it for more textured yarn, but as said, to start out carded roving will be the easiest. Smiley
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winter83
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007 07:50:28 PM »

thanks for the suggestions guys
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007 08:12:30 PM »

i think you should get it! I learned how to spin on raw fleece and loved it.  But you would have to take to carders to it (not fun).  I think i would be easier to learn to spin on raw fleece than on more expemsive things with silk or etc. in them they like to slip out of your hands.  Even a plain corridale is good to learn on, very easy to spin.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007 09:06:28 PM »

I suggest that you look here:
www.neauveau.com
She has tutorials on cleaning, and dyeing...............I am currently working on the same thing (I have two garbage bags left!) It isn't that hard and if you want to learn it is great to have it around!
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winter83
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007 11:53:48 PM »

Wow thanks for the site its great! This will help me a lot because I was talking to the guy today and he said that it wasn't clean. That it had corn and poop and all kinds of things in it. Sad  I  guess I can handle some sheep poo to get that much wool for 10 bucks. Wink  lol
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007 11:58:34 PM »

at least sheep are vegitatians! Wink no worries about what is really all over it, just grass and more grass, and a bit of dirt! LOL Cheesy
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winter83
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007 12:00:37 AM »

yeah lol
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