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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007 09:09:31 AM »

Whew. Okay. I did a lot of dyeing and spinning this week- this is just what I took pictures of.

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Everlasting Gobstopper - I took two different pieces of merino roving that I handpainted in a series of colors that don't repeat, drafted them out by hand to preserve the color sequences, and then spun them both together.

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Conspicuous - this is my new favorite yarn! Columbia/Dorset blend wool roving that I handpainted in a series of colors that never repeat, and then drafted out to preserve the color sequences. It will self-stripe randomly, with no repeats.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/437244566_bbcda94d2a.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/437244572_92d7375827.jpg

Ugh. My camera will not photograph this yarn well! I guess it is just too sparkley. Columbia/Dorset wool blend in shades of black, dark brown, seafoam green, and blue, spun with blue mohair, lime green and burgundy merino, lime green sparkle, and hot pink sparkle, all plied with shiny holographic seafoam green thread.





LoveBot - grey and pink merino with a teensy bit of black, spun with grey mohair, grey/silver sparkle, hot pink sparkle, and gunmetal grey nylon fabric scraps, all plied together with metallic silver thread. Super amazing in person.



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/438786189_39db28b553.jpg

Thistle - cotton/hemp novelty yarn! I've been wanting to spin some vegan yarn forever, and the warm weather finally prompted me to pull out some 80% cotton/20% hemp fiber that I bought ages ago and spin it. Plied with dark brown polyester thread and kettle-dyed by me.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/439818869_98b59d1551.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/439818857_f97f2adb02.jpg

I decided that I should start spinning thinner yarns for the warmer weather. So I spun this - nearly 300 yds from 2 oz of merino!! It is sooo drapey and soft.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/435828853_795f1b119b.jpg

I think this is Tuesday's batch of roving. All were dyed in a series of random colors, with no repeats, for color experiments.



More natural dyeing - this time with madder root. Merino top, raw Targhee, and bamboo.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007 09:11:12 AM »

Oh wow! That is awesome! (The dyeing board - and also everyone's yarn and fiber this week!)
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007 09:13:19 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=325.0

Grin Right now I'm working up a helpful links page which links to different threads about different dyes, from natural to chemical, etc... Next is a small FAQ on where people can get more information about dyes from sources outside of Craftster. If anyone has any tutorials or links theyd like included, let me know!

And the yarn - I really love the everlasting gobstopper! It makes me want one Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007 09:53:01 AM »

YaY Smiley  A dyeing board will be fun Smiley  Thanks for all the work you are doing on that Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007 09:57:52 AM »

These are a honey 2ply s twist (spun in the z plied in the s) mohair. They are for a knitting friend in the historical swap. I hope she likes mohair!
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2007 10:03:41 AM »

Can we adopt your mannequin as the spinning board mascot? I love her so much!!

I second this idea.  

Lovin' the yarns this week, everyone!  I'll post mine when my boyfriend comes home with our camera.  I've been busy plying and I got some new roving on Tuesday!

eta:  can we use this one?
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2007 10:05:27 AM »

Already an AWESOME FF! Everything is so beautiful. I like the no-repeats concept. Very cool. Actually I'm loving all the roving this week. But the mannequin really steals the show!

This week I re-visited old yarns and spun up new ones that would be similar. Both are hand-dyed. Mangotree: 3.2 oz, 136 yards.


Crayons V.4 (I'm doing this a lot) 3.4 oz. 144 yards.
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2007 10:25:28 AM »

Glad you all like her so much Smiley 
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2007 02:02:10 PM »

Laura22 i luv your 4th picture too.. !!!
feralfeminine your colors are wonderful this week..
beautiful yarns.. everyone as always.. guess I'll be spending some time and money on etsy this week..
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2007 02:16:21 PM »

Don't have anything untill I go shopping tomorrow but here is a group pic of some of my stuff Cheesy All done on my Ashford Beginner Top Whorl!

Sorry for the crappy grey part of the pic if it shows up, Photobucket is acting wierd.!



1.]Tangerine Kisses- 90% Angora 10% Wool
2.]Candycanes- first plyed 100% Wool
3.]Big Burgandy- 100% Wool
4.]Novelty #5- first novelty yarn atempt Wool, Cotton, and Fun fur
5.]Britainia- 100% Merino Wool
6.]Numero Uno- my first yarn ever 100% Wool
7.]Tequilla Sunrise- (most recent) first try at thin, lace-weight Unknown Wool Blend

Thanks for lookin, everything looks great today!
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