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« on: June 15, 2007 05:43:45 AM »

Happy Friday!  I have four this week:

Silk, Recycled Plastic Bottles, Kid Mohair Locks, Red Angelina and of coarse wool

100% Alpaca



My first try at Navajo plying.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007 06:06:23 AM »

mmmm navajo.... beautiful yarn! I was hoping I'd have something for this week, but no such luck. Maybe tomorrow or next week Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007 06:26:58 AM »

You did great for your first navajo ply. It gets easier I promise. I don't have anything to share this week because everything I made is for a swap and well, I don't want to ruin the surprise. I did get a shipment of soy silk, any one know if I can dye it with acid dyes or will I have to breakdown and order more things  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2007 06:30:59 AM »

I'm pretty sure acid dyes will dye soy silk, but I haven't done it so don't quote me for sure. I think i read that acid dyes will work with both soy silk and ingeo, but ingeo has pretty bad dye uptake.

(okay, I googled real quick, and yes, soy silk can be dyed the same way as tussah, so acid dyes will work)
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007 06:32:00 AM »

Yippee! Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007 08:16:50 AM »

Yay for Fiber Friday! Great stuff isamax! I've got one, "King Cake" 205 yards, 3.2 oz. Hand dyed mill ends single with recycled sari silk.



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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2007 08:19:44 AM »





Bough - slubby merino in shades of lime, radioactive blue, mauve, orange, yellow, and brown, with pale peachy bamboo, radioactive blue mohair, and bits of lime & hot pink angelina and gold & green nylon sparkle.

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Skip - ORGANIC pima cotton! So soft. The unspun fiber feels really similar to angora! With softly candystriping colors - green, blue, pink, peach, yellow.


Soysilk can be dyed with acid dyes. My advice if to soak it REALLY super well before dyeing. I had problems with the soysilk not taking up the dye well, so I soaked it in hot tap water (I might have weighed it down some too, to keep it fully submerged) overnight and then it dyed beautifully.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2007 08:38:35 AM »

I love bough!

Can I just say how desperately I want to go home and spin? uuuugh!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2007 09:16:04 AM »

Goodness, Knitwit!! That yarn is making me salivate in a rather unattractive manner...

And feralfeminine, I adore Skip! It's so beautiful.
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