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Topic: My First Handspun Yarn w/ 3 pics  (Read 991 times)
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« on: April 25, 2007 10:22:25 AM »

These are the only yarns I have ever spun. I used a Ashford Top Whorl drop spindle. I have only had one 45 minute lesson so I am still kind of trying to test out the waters. My first yarn was spun from 4 oz of black roving and ended up about 70 yds long. I wish I would have used something other than black  Undecided It is two-ply.

For my second yarn I thought I would try a single ply. I used some roving I had dyed with acid dyes. There wasn't very much of it so the yarn is only 32 yds. I really love the colors in this one, but I am afraid that I over spun it. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to spin better? I can use all the help I can get!


« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007 11:00:49 AM »

WOW! I have to say for your first yarn it looks a million times more uniform than mine did. I don't know if you need tips on how to spin better. Cheesy It looks great!

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007 01:38:41 PM »

They're both gorgeous, and I don't think you've overspun the singles - the odd twitch is completely fine! Have you set the twist on the second one? That should normally get rid of the kinks.

« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007 02:32:09 PM »

Wow.... I've been spinning for a couple of months now and I am just barely starting to get that good! Really great, that 2-ply looks so incredibly even, esp for a first try!! Hope to see more of your yarn soon.
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