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Topic: Lexi Boeger inspired yarns.. Intertwined and Handspun Revolution  (Read 8916 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008 09:20:21 PM »

oh and I ordered her first book and got myself on the list for her vancouver workshop thanks to you, jazzturtle!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008 07:30:09 AM »

oooo NoodleP.. I saw that yarn on flickr..  totally drooled for it!!  I LOVE the sequins!!!  aren't they fun!!  Did you wrap with the sequins, or spin the fiber around it?

oh and I ordered her first book and got myself on the list for her vancouver workshop thanks to you, jazzturtle!

oooooooooo.. a camp!!  SO FRICKIN JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I really want to go to a camp!!

Her first book is great.. simple instructions... I actually ordered "the spinners companion" and "spinning designer yarns" from amazon, since "handspun revolution" didn't have the instructions on spinning with a core yarn...  just the wrapping and candystriping...  apparently spinning with a core yarn is pretty common and both of the other books have instructions on that...  (the other one's aren't by lexi.. but the spinners companion is written by spin off mag, and is out of print. .so if you can find it for $25 go for it!)
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008 09:47:31 AM »

Thanks!
I cut lengths of sequins about 5" long and took some off each end so there was a bit of string and spun that in and then wrapped the sequins around.

I also got "Spinning Designer Yarns" but I haven't looked at it much....it arrived with Intertwined and well, Intertwined just totally upstages it!



oh and I ordered her first book and got myself on the list for her vancouver workshop thanks to you, jazzturtle!

oooooooooo.. a camp!!  SO FRICKIN JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I really want to go to a camp!!


I know, I can't believe my luck that she is coming to Vancouver!! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2008 02:04:32 PM »

So I tried another couple techiniques...  This book is SOOO fun!!!

The wrapped yarn is great!! I really like it so much more than I thought I would.  For this I used a scrap batt, and white cotton thread for the wrap.  I called it Carnival.




Today I tried the Super Coils.  It was really fun once I got the hang of it. I still need practice.. I hold my plying thread too tight and it tended to get twisty...  It still turned out ok though!   I made the Coillier from Intertwined..  however I didn't pay attention to how long it was *suspossed* to be.. so I just kept coiling..  an entire bobbin's worth!!  I could have made *2* coilliers.. but I wanted a super long funky one.. so  instead of just doubling it up on itself..  i doubled it.. and let it twist..  and then I doubled that.  The twist wasn't as tight in places.. but it was tight enough..  so I took some thread and stitched it together every 7 inches or so..  so it was sure to hold, and the thread was a dark blue and just slipped between the coils.. so you can't even see it.  I put a few beads on the one end.. and I think it looks great.  You can wear it as a belt, a long necklace, a scarf, a choker necklace, wrapped in your hair..  I can't wait to make another one!!  I'm kinda bummed this one has to go to the art gallery!!  I want it for myself!
The yarn is called night blossom, it's merino, mohair, camel, faux cashmere and sparkle








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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2008 08:27:03 AM »

Well I loved my first supercoils experience so much I just had to do it again!!  I wanted a supercollier like the one I was taking to the art gallery (the first one I made)  but I wanted one that was a bit crazier.. and I knew a really crazy one would also be great at the gallery..  so I finally spun up my Lexi Boeger batt that I'd been holding onto for the perfect project..

3 oz of all sorts of wools, locks, fibers, sparkles..  It was crazy!

It spun into 2 bobbins, which I then Supercoiled..  I'm getting much better at not holding the plying thread to tight.. It wasn't getting nearly as twisted this time.



I made 2 colliers from 2 bobbins of coils.. each bobbin had about 25 feet or so of coils..



The first I did the like my first one.. I doubled.. then doubled again.  It's really chunky and cool!  It's about 5 feet.. so it's more like a scarf.  I put some wooden beads on the end to finish it off, secured it with a needle and thread in a few places and voila..  This one is going to the gallery with the first one I did..



This second one I made from the Lexi batt is ALL for ME Smiley  I wanted it to be really long, so I just doubled it..  put a pretty blown glass bead and a copper wrapped crystal at the end and secured it with a needle and thread in a few places..  I love it so much!!  It's sparkley and funky!  I think I'm going to wear it to my bridal shower!!




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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2008 07:30:10 PM »

the coils look amazing!!
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2008 04:02:47 AM »

Wow, you are just coiling away!  Cheesy
I have decided that my coiling will in the future be contained in 'normal' 2ply yarns, I have done too much coiling and it takes way too long for me...

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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2008 12:07:04 PM »

I just got her book the other day, and I played around with some thread plying.  It came out kinda messy, but I like it anyways, it has a lot of texture



I had never heard of spinning with a core thread before reading this, I'm going to have to try that one out as well. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2008 02:57:16 PM »

Those coils are amazing!  I have the book too and I keep wanting to make one of those but I haven't had time.  Maybe this weekend.
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008 01:20:14 PM »

I just got my copy yesterday (thank you birthday money!) I also got 'spinning designer yarns." They both have a lot of similar techniques but Intertwined has PICTURES. LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES. And some project ideas. DID I MENTION THE PICTURES??? Yah, I'm feeling inspired. I also just busted my weaving loom out of storage so I was just ga ga over the woven vest. I only have a bout eighty gazillion other things to work on...........
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