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Topic: Days 2&3 with my spindle - Progress! (Lots of pictures.)  (Read 1139 times)
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« on: June 29, 2007 11:37:22 AM »

I'm still just playing with roving I have left over from needle felting. Trying to get some techniques down before I invest in anything really nice. Definitely better than my first attempt! (Sorry, my camera sucks and there's no sun today.)

Day 2, Plying with thread:

Denim blue with metallic thread, yellow with green thread.

Some carroty orange plied with red thread, still on the niddy noddy.

Day 3, Plying singles:

Purple with purple. The skein doesn't seem to want to twist at all so I guess it must be pretty well balanced?

My spindle was unfinished and would catch on my clothes sometimes so I decided to sand it down and paint & seal it. Sadly I didn't think far enough ahead to realise I wouldn't be able to use it for at least a day! Black with green flames - I'm pretty sure it's going to spin faster now.   Wink

Any advice or suggestions are more than welcome!

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 11:48:50 AM »

oh yes, it will definitely spin faster. It needs racing stripes up the sides! Cheesy

You yarn is beautiful. I especially love the stuff plied with thread

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 11:50:40 AM »

You are doing great so far!  And I love your spindle decorations.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 05:48:23 PM »

Thanks!  Cheesy

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