A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,206
Currently Running With Scissors:
462 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 25
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Tour de Fleece 2007  (Read 27316 times)
Tags for this thread: craftster_best_of_2007  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
eatmoreplants
Offline Offline

Posts: 1009
Joined: 16-Nov-2006

AppleAndTree.Etsy.com


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2007 09:11:06 AM »

Soth- Thank you!!! I got the fiber on ebay for a great price. The seller was Fiberlady or something like that and she shipped it really quickly (I got it 2 days after buying it)- She also included great coupons- I would really reccomend her! I LOVE your laceweight! I think its absolutely beautiful!

I really want to try spinning thinner yarns. I think I will try to make some sockweight this week Smiley

 ps. thanks bixby2- I always love your work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Apple & Tree
appleandtree.etsy.com

Apple and Tree believes in the philosophy of re-using before recycling. We make one of a kind pieces using salvaged items as base material and offer authentic vintage fashions.
feralfeminine
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2007 09:26:27 AM »

I have a request- for those of you spinning with fibers other than wool- could you breifly talk about how it spins- I am trying to get into alternative fibers. I spun some bamboo this week and I found it pretty difficult. It kept slipping apart on me.

Bamboo is really slippery. I haven't found any other plant fibers to be as slick (yet - I've also spun tencel, viscose, and various cottons & cotton blends). Did you pre-draft a lot? I usually split the bamboo top down into a bunch of thin sections before I start to spin. The less you have to draft, the less chances the fiber will have to fly out of your hands. Slowing down might help too. Let extra twist run up into the yarn before you draft out another section, so that the twist can travel quickly into the fiber when you release it.

The above advice actually goes for any plant fiber. You also might want to test out other fibers, like tencel. I found the fibers to be really grabby - they like to stick together.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

betzi
Offline Offline

Posts: 619
Joined: 16-Sep-2005

A Really Useful Engine


View Profile WWW
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2007 09:31:40 AM »

Soth I agree with Bixby, I love it!  very nice mono scheme!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nicolassa
Offline Offline

Posts: 635
Joined: 18-Oct-2005

How do you like my lovely hat?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2007 10:00:50 AM »

I second the recommendation for bamboo bought from FiberLady! 

It's been my only experience with bamboo, and it was a great one.  Since I only have a drop spindle, it was a little easier to whip that bamboo into behaving.  I mostly just split the heck out of it.  I barely drafted at all.  Anyway, it was a pleasure to buy from FiberLady.  I think she has an etsy shop as well as an ebay shop. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

Etsyness:  http://WhirligigYarns.etsy.com

Bloggity:  http://whirligigyarns.blogspot.com
LUBEE
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2007 10:24:02 AM »

I include everyone who spins in this but really, LUBEE, TRAVIS, and ISAMAX....you spinners rock!
oh thank you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LUBEE
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2007 10:32:26 AM »

I've got two days worth of spinning here!
first from sunday - Levi and Heritage.


levi 90 yards is so weird fiber that i got off of ebay mixed with ripped up jeans and thread and heritage 120y of some left over bits mixed with dark brown llama fiber.
and here is mondays -Odds

odds is some natural wool and some acid dyed wool striped together, but its only 50 yards.....i ran out of the fiber i was using.
**********everyones yarns are looking great*************
 
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010 12:36:07 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

rhino
« Reply #76 on: July 10, 2007 10:35:55 AM »

oh my o love the levi yarn!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Art is why I get up in the morning; my definition ends there. You know it doesn't seem fair, that I'm living for something I can't even define. And there you are right there, in the mean time."
Out of Habit (Ani Difranco)
http://www.rhino.etsy.com
Lufahsman
« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2007 11:15:25 AM »

I have spun up about 4oz of Sheep Shed mill ends so far today.  I plan on spinning up some Blimey! from Cider Moon to ply it with.  I'm hoping that the black and the lime green look cool together.





I love looking at everyones yarn! 
« Last Edit: July 10, 2007 11:16:02 AM by Lufahsman » THIS ROCKS   Logged

A very silly place...
http://yarnzombie.net/Travis
Star217
« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2007 12:12:33 PM »

Thanks for the reccomendation for the fiberlady. I just snapped up 4oz of bamboo. I hope it gets here before the tour ends.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Unable to leave good enough alone!
My Store
http://stickyfingers.etsy.com

My Blog
http://stickyfingerscrafts.blogspot.com
nicolassa
Offline Offline

Posts: 635
Joined: 18-Oct-2005

How do you like my lovely hat?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2007 12:15:28 PM »

It arrived really fast for me, if I recall correctly.   Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

Etsyness:  http://WhirligigYarns.etsy.com

Bloggity:  http://whirligigyarns.blogspot.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 25 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 25/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 18/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 3/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 22/26
How to Crochet a Beanie Hat Part 16/26
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.