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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008 07:41:52 PM »

weird? what the hell is weird? everyone is weird!! and it totally makes sense, i like doing it more than short draw, now that i finally figured it out!! it's much less work, and i just enjoy it more. i haven't taken pics of the yarn yet, but i'll get to work on it! Wink


ok, here's the pics, granted, i haven't taken any of the yardage or wpi info as they haven't been washed yet






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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2008 10:04:31 AM »

I've been practicing long draw all weekend- whew!  it's a toughie!  I'm kinda glad I'm not the only person having this problem. 

I guess my largest problem is my wool- I have 30 something pounds of merino, and maybe a few random ounces of Romney- not much to long-draw-practice on!  I do have cotton, but the long draw + short cotton fibers makes me want to cry.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008 05:51:26 AM »

camel down is easy for long-drawing!  I tried almost every single fiber I owned last night, and camel down was the best to practice long-drawing with... maybe it's because of how crimpy the fiber is.  I just used the loose stuff too. 

hope this helps someone!
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2008 09:37:04 AM »

i just bought some babydoll southdown from sapphire child on etsy (there are many posts already about people ordering this breed of wool from her) i bet that would be good, too! probably not as short as camel down, i wouldn't know though. one of my first tries with long draw was with cotton, it seems it would be the perfect fiber, but i had some trouble, maybe now that i have more experience it would be worth another try? have you tried cotton, hobbledehoy?

i have been wanting to try camel down.... this may be the perfect excuse!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2008 09:56:24 AM »

i just bought some babydoll southdown from sapphire child on etsy (there are many posts already about people ordering this breed of wool from her) i bet that would be good, too! probably not as short as camel down, i wouldn't know though. one of my first tries with long draw was with cotton, it seems it would be the perfect fiber, but i had some trouble, maybe now that i have more experience it would be worth another try? have you tried cotton, hobbledehoy?

i have been wanting to try camel down.... this may be the perfect excuse!!  Roll Eyes

the babydoll would probably work if it was carded into batts or rolags.  I love spinning cotton, but can't do it long draw yet Sad
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2008 03:07:48 PM »

being motivated by reading these posts again, i tried long draw with cotton punis, although it is tricky, it can be done, it breaks alot until i get into the rythym. cotton is a red-headed stepchild on it's own, takes alot of time and patience, i'm happy that i can spin cotton ANY WAY lol!
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