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Topic: UPDATED: RecycleMicol's first ever wheel-spun singles - Now Plied  (Read 2124 times)
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« on: February 22, 2007 11:31:09 PM »

Okay, "y'all"...

My friend let me borrow her saxony wheel that is over 100 years old today.  I've never spun on a wheel before and this is what I came up with today.  (I got pink roving to ply with some chocolate brown...as I'm liking the combination lately.)  I'll post the finished plied yarn when I get the brown spun and plied with the pink.

Now, I haven't had any training...she just dropped it off and told me how to change the bobbin and such.  I think I'll do much better on a more modern wheel because the little hook thread guides (what are they called?) are all rusted and jaggedy in places and the yarn would catch on them all the time.  Angry   I would file them down to smooth them IF it were my wheel, but it's not.  I don't think she would want to replace them, since they're part of the whole 'antiqueness' of the wheel.



This one is a little blurry...it's one in the morning...so, just lamp-light.



What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 06:52:27 AM »

Looks wonderful!!!  Great job and I love that shade of pink. Can't wait to see it with the brown, that is one of my fave color combos. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007 07:03:46 AM »

Thanks.  Mine too.  I almost went with the teal and brown.  I think I'll do that next.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 08:38:52 AM »

Flyer hooks. They're called flyer hooks.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 01:47:49 PM »

Thanks!  I should have looked that up, but it was so late.  Tongue

I bet I'll zoom along on smooth ones!  Actually, I'm looking at getting a Little Gem II, so I won't have to deal with changing the thread to the different hooks. 

Weeee....can't wait!!!

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007 04:07:32 PM »

So impressive! Not only that you made this with a rusty antique, but that it's your first time with a wheel! The color is great and the evenness is really good.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007 05:57:43 PM »

Thanks for the feedback!  It's nice to hear from my peers.

I'll be posting on Fiber Fridays when I get my wheel, hopefully!

Later,
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007 12:17:03 PM »

That's gorgeous! I love antique wheels, but yeah, I'd probably file the hooks as well... and a little gem is a great alternative, lol.
Will just go over to the FF thread now. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007 01:31:40 PM »

Thanks for the feed-back!  Can't wait to start participating myself!  Weeee!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007 06:51:10 PM »

Okay...so I'm not ready for Fiber Friday yet...but here it is.  I'm disappointed because I only had two bobbins to do my plying.  (It's that antique wheel of a friend's.)  SO.....I decided to just ply the singles from the bobbins onto my drop spindle.  Thus....the sub-par plying job.  You can imagine how full that drop spindle got!  It was far less than perfect for the job, but I did it, nonetheless.

So what do you think of my first PLIED wheel-spun yarn?





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