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Topic: Fiber Friday 10/26/07  (Read 4464 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007 08:10:18 AM »

Kazkitty, I've found that both silk and mohair benefit from a trip to the freezer when trying to get out tangles. Just slip the singles into a plastic ziplock and throw in the freezer, waite 3-4 hours and take it out and see if its a little easier. Silk hankies are very sticky and love to tangle up when spun.

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007 08:37:07 AM »

They are all so great this week. 
Kazkitty - Love all the different fibers!
Skeffto - The Naturals look so warm and fluffy Cheesy
Lufah - I still love that yarn! It is searing my eyes as we speek
Lufahsman - The colors of that yarn are stunning!
kniterdone - I can't wait to see your stockings

I was a busy, busy girl this week.  I spun up a bunch of novelty yarns and dyed up a bunch of new fibers.  First the yarns

Boy/Girl Party

Bumble Bee Fields

Blood Orange

Gothic Beauty

And just one of my favorite fibers (because the others are already on the dying board)

Blood Orange (without the mohair)
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007 09:58:20 AM »

I haven't posted in Fiber Friday in what seems like ages!! I've been keeping an eye on everyone's gorgeous yarns of course. And I've spun a decent amount recently.

This is my absolute favorite handspun so far. It's a three-ply sock yarn spun from Blue Moon Fiber Arts merino-tencel roving. I'm going to knit myself kneesocks with it.

This one's from funwithyarn.com Wensleydale roving, called Baked Spice.

"Kala". This is a two-ply corriedale dyed by me.

And this is a two-ply bulky yarn spun from Yarn Wench roving.

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007 10:06:35 AM »

they are all beautiful!  What colorway is the BMF and how did you like spinning with it?

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007 10:14:35 AM »

It was Bleeding Hearts, and I looooooooooooved spinning it!!!

« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007 10:54:29 AM »

WOW great yarn!  I would love to get into spinning, but I have so many other project, I think spinning will have to wait!


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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2007 04:19:15 PM »

i love everyones yarn this week!
Girly Robot

Sugared Plums

who is going to try spinning newspaper this weekend?

« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007 05:56:48 PM »

Such pretty yarns this week.  As usual.

I have 2 variations of the same yarn.  I had started with some roving in a blend of orange, green, rust and red, which I absolutely loved, but wasn't thrilled with the way it spun up as it instead of looking autumnal, it just looked muddy.

So, first I plied with some red thread:

And then I plied with an orange single:

Also, here's a gratuitous shot of the fibers I got at Rhinebeck:

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2007 06:13:45 PM »

inle_rah your shot of recently purchased fibers make me want to dive and and roll around! (and i personally loved both yarns) autumn colors are my most favorite!

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2007 08:33:15 PM »

Hi my efforts for this week haven't been able to post for a couple of weeks  

I was very kindly lent a drumcarder with an electric motor so I have done some spinning from blended batts for the frist  time and is also the first skein of wool I did on my new  ashford jumbo flyer  Grin

some over dyed moorit fleece with a little firestar and green nylon for sparkle sorry bit hard to see in the picture about  250 g (about 8.8 ozs)


and a bit of a dyeing blunder came out way to pink so I plied it with some overdyed grey in draker shades  is a bit brighter than it looks in the picture but no where near as bad as it was

thanks for looking Gypsy
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