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« on: February 05, 2008 10:46:34 AM »

I am wanting to get started on spinning up yarn to make swimsuits for the upcoming season. I have never worked with this fiber and am lost and also don't know where to find it.  Has anyone ever spun with nylon or spandex blends? If so, which do you prefer? I need a source, anyone know of such? Help!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 04:13:00 AM »

I'm pretty sure that you cannot spin with nylon or spandex fibers.
To make knitted or crocheted swimsuits, you can either use store-bought acrylic yarn (yuck) or you can spin yarn from a superwash wool and knit or crochet that. You can also spin yarn from cotton, but if you are just learning to spin yarn, most people recomend against using cotton. Also, spinning a wool/silk blend would be really nice, but I'm pretty sure that silk won't stand up to the chlorine in pools. Anything knitted or crocheted will have stretch to it, so you don't need to use synthetics.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008 05:08:35 AM »

I have seen nylon fibre roving, but I am wondering if you could get enough stretch in the yarn to use for swim wear?
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008 07:09:22 AM »

I have spun nylon for sock heels and toes, and wool nylon blends for socks but I don't see either of them being very good for a bathing suit.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008 01:07:20 PM »

I have seen nylon fibre roving, but I am wondering if you could get enough stretch in the yarn to use for swim wear?
I think she wants to use stretchy nylon since she also mentioned wanting to use spandex, like the kind that is machine knit into stockings, which I don't think would spin. It seems to me that the twist would use up all the stretch.

Actually, I'm completely confused as to how you would set a twist with synthetics?
I'm really new to spinning, but have been reading up on it like a madwoman for a few months now. So most of what I've said is based on assumptions I've made by what I've been reading.

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008 10:04:34 PM »

Since nylon and spandex are both manufactured fibers (i.e. made in a lab) the are not produced as staple lengths but as filliments which are unbroken lengths of a fiber silk is a natural filliment fiber if it is unwound of the cocoon. in a factory they make these long lengths then ply them to make the spandex and nylon you see in clothing and things. any nylon that you would see for spinning would not give you much stretch because the main thing that makes it strechy has been broken apart.
i hope this makes some sense i took a textiles class last summer so my memory is a tad fuzzy... let me know if you need clarification!
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