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« on: August 11, 2007 09:06:14 PM »

... here's my first yarn! This was really just to try my hand at spinning but I'm quite proud. I know I have a long way to go, but for my first couple hours of spinning, I'm happy.

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007 03:46:28 PM »

So tiny and cute! It looks good though - very even. Good job, keep it up!
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007 07:03:37 PM »

that does look really good - nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 09:10:03 AM »

Extremely even! How many yards did you get? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 03:53:19 PM »

Thank you all for your comments! I got about 12 yards maybe? Almost 7 armspans and I'm 5'4" LOL. It seemed to take a long time, though, every bit of drafting took some effort. I'm *so* far from being able to draft while the spindle is spinning... I can't even imagine *how* one does that.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008 05:33:12 PM »

it's so good  Tongue

i have a question..
i have a CD spindle now too
but it doesn't keep spinning, i always have to spin it myself after 2-4 seconds

i wrapped the leader around the spindle counter-clockwise
and when i spin my roving, i spin the CD clockwise
am i doing it right?

also i was able to make yarn but it doesn't wrap around the spindle.. is that normal? it just ends up making a really long yarn

this is my first time using a CD spindle because i've always used a spinning wheel (at school)
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008 12:32:41 PM »

Thats some wonderful first yarn!   heck of a lot nicer then my first! lol

as for this question:
it's so good  Tongue

i have a question..
i have a CD spindle now too
but it doesn't keep spinning, i always have to spin it myself after 2-4 seconds

i wrapped the leader around the spindle counter-clockwise
and when i spin my roving, i spin the CD clockwise
am i doing it right?

also i was able to make yarn but it doesn't wrap around the spindle.. is that normal? it just ends up making a really long yarn

this is my first time using a CD spindle because i've always used a spinning wheel (at school)

You have to wrap the yarn around the spindle your self.  It's like a start stop kinda process,   I found this on YouTube:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXTWgMeMgI

I found it the best video tute on there.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008 11:43:08 AM »

That is awesome!  So much better than my first yarn, which I now use as leaders for the bobbins on my spinning wheel.  CD spindles are so much fun. 
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gius
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008 01:11:31 PM »

thank you for the reply Kiss
i think i was handling it too much
with a wheel, you can be pretty rough with the fiber i guess.. and the CD spindle is very sensitive. every time i touched it it would stop.. so i decided to let the fibre do its thing
and here are my results!  Cheesy i also put it between my legs like in the video and it works very well

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tdrios
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2008 06:39:17 AM »

Looks like a good start to me  Grin
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