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« on: November 14, 2007 02:45:35 PM »

I need an advice ! I was spinning tonight, very happy but careless ! So I spun fast all my batch of fiber on the same bobin, stupi me ! As I am a beginner, my yarn needs plying. I don't want to try a navajo plying because I don't a too thick yarn. My idea is (would be) to put half of the single on a second bobin. Is it possible or will my single be ruined ? I assume I don't thread the yarn in the loop of the flyer. What do you think ? Thanks !
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 02:55:06 PM »

do you have a ball winder? Wind it into a center pull ball and then use both ends to ply
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 03:31:24 PM »

You can also use the Andean Plying technique, if you want to ply it with your spindle.

Here's a link:
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/andean.htm

Another link:
http://216.109.125.130/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=andean+plying&fr=yfp-t-501&u=www.interweave.com/spin/spinoff_magazine/files/sum_07/Basics_sum07.pdf&w=andean+plying&d=Ewzre_L9Pwl3&icp=1&.intl=us

One more link, just in case:
http://www.spindleandwheel.com/content/view/67/102/

Or...just follow vanillaxlight's advice! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007 02:30:03 AM »

Thank you so much ! Now another reason to play with the ballwinder !
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007 02:49:53 AM »

make sure you keep the tension from both ends of it tight!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 04:21:46 AM »

I've just finished and it worked perfectly ! Thanks a lot !
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007 04:22:16 AM »

yay! lets see!
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