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Topic: Fiber Friday 4/25/2008  (Read 3627 times)
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katusha
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2008 09:03:46 AM »

lovely color selection!
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spinnerchris
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2008 05:02:30 PM »

Hi Everyone!
I mostly lurk here, but love looking at what everyone does. After hanging around here, I realized that I would rather be spinning a more "novelty" type yarn, so you all have inspired me. Here are some yarns I have spun lately in preparation for our county fair:



Jacob's Ladder, natural black and white jacob sheep wool carded together with blue and coral ingeo. One ply thick and thin, one ply sort of light DK weight, plyed with black thread. This is from my own flock of sheep.



Ba-Ba Black Sheep (what I say to the sheep now that shearing time is here again!) Natural black shetland/jacob cross carded with iridescent firestar that looks mostly pink. Two plys thick and thin, plyed with black thread with pink sequins. My first add-ins!



Sparkling Water. Unknown wool bought when I first started spinning. Has some shiny stuff carded in. Two thick/thin plys, plyed with an iridescent white thread. My first attempt at a "novelty-style" yarn.

Thanks for all the inspiration I find here. My next step is dyeing- I have plenty of white wool to experiment on.

Chris
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adriennec
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2008 06:13:04 PM »

Oooh, spinnerchris, I really like sparkling water!  It looks so squishy and great.

I also love ALL of the bamboo - definitely a fibre I must try, and soon!
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2008 07:15:48 PM »

Ack I'm late!  I've been super busy trying to find a roommate for the month of May, so stress & cleaning = not lots of time for fiber fun.

I've been trying to explore the different techniques/styles of yarn spinning, so here are some patchwork style yarns:
This one is freshly done, and unnamed for now; I'm working on a second matching skein:


I called this one Route 66, because it reminds me of sunny hot desert days:


And this is Little Mermaid, a small skein of blues, greens, and purples with some fuschia:


Here's my first try at a not-overly spun single, using a Terra Bella Spun batt called fruits of the forest:


And here is the one that I was working on last week, all finished up.  "Water Hyacinth" roving from Mary Jane's Attic on Etsy, spun worsted-ish weight, 222 yds, took me FOREVER- I call it Tea Party:


Happy Weekend, all!  You've got me wanting to try bamboo and other plant fibers now!!
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