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« on: March 05, 2008 07:00:37 AM »

I did a search and couldn't find what I was looking for so I thought I'd ask. ^-^

I am thinking about spinning up some strips of sheets and such that I cut up and was wondering how to set the twist. Would it hold the twist if set like normal yarn or would I have to use some other medium/technique.

The yarn made from it wouldn't have any roving in it, just fabric.

I've got a bunch of vintage sheets hanging out around the house and think that they would be so cute spun up like yarn. So any help would be great!

Thanks in advance. ^-^
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008 03:59:34 PM »

You could use it as yarn without spinning strips . Or you could add strips to your spinning but I seriously don't think you could spin strips of sheet into yarn as its a bunch of spun and woven fibers. It wouldn't hold any twist on its own.But for novelty plying there are posssibilities.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008 04:31:04 PM »

there is a person on etsy who does this....I forget her name, but she calls it ragamuffin yarn.  She says she uses a quill head on her wheel.  She might be open to questions...I am not sure if she is on craftster, but go over to etsy and search for that yarn, and you will get their info.  perhaps you could email them.

I know it can be done...it looks like a lot of work!!

I think I would just make rag balls with strips of yarn and knit/crochet from that...it eliminates a step!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 07:32:03 PM »

Found her and checked her items out maiziemama ^-^ Thanks for the info. She spins on a wheel and I'm doing it by hand, but it was great to see some turn outs of spinning just fabric. She has some really cool stuff!

I actually tried setting the fabric the normal way and haven't had an issue with it coming unraveled yet. I don't actually knit or crochet, so I'm just having fun playing with fiber and fabric now.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008 10:21:37 AM »

Tryreading Intertwined by lexy boeger. There's a section on spinning fabric. Smiley
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