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Topic: Fiber of the Month Swap (May) (Sign up May 1-11, Send May 22)  (Read 7300 times)
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maiziemama
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2008 09:44:48 PM »

Oh, I see targhee on your list....that is my latest fave fiber.  I just got 3 targhee raw fleeces and am loving the handle of this fiber.  Its got great loft and elasticity. 

If you and I get  paired, this round or future rounds....I"ll send some your way!

I think I might try and work thru this book in the same manner too!  Another excuse to buy rare and interesting fibers!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2008 11:25:03 PM »

I had some raw targhee fleece too and it was soooooo nice!
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2008 11:50:18 PM »

what is it with the targhee right now? i just bought 20 oz of raw targhee and have started combing it..... SO beautiful! the little balls of top are like fresh snow! so amazing and light! i wish i could send some to my swap partner, but i only bought enough for a specific project! :

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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2008 06:28:14 AM »

Lovely picture, misfit....now I want to get a pair of combs. Which ones do you have?  I have this cormo fleece I am processing, and when I card it on my drum carder, I am coming up with neps  ( cormo is superfine, and it is hard to card)

I think combing it might be the ticket...off to google combs!!
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2008 06:37:03 AM »

On the drum carder, you might want to try separating the locks more, feeding in from the cut side of the lock and carding s-l-o-w-l-y.

I use Viking combs (http://www.susansfibershop.com/combs.htm ) but I'm looking into double combs.

Targhee!  Sweet!

As I'm going through In Sheep's Clothing book, I'll take a lock of the fiber, (raw, washed and some roving or top) and tape it into the book.

The book is getting really thick.
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2008 07:11:34 AM »

I lovee the Targhee!

It is just soooo lofty and cottony.   Grin

I've been spinning some Babydoll Southdown...it's a little slow-going, since it's, you know, a down fiber and the staple length is pretty much nil, but it is really nice. 

LaniCombs (http://www.lanicombs.com) are all the rage in these parts.  Maggie Casey recommends them.  They're pricey, but I used them in my spinning class and fell in love.  **Someday.**
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2008 08:08:21 AM »

I've got a pair of the indigo hound combs. Uh. I think they have 2 sets of tines. They work pretty well, though I think I would recommend getting the table clamp for them. Every time I've used them I think how much better it would be with a clamp.

Nicolassa, I've seen the combs you were talking about (I asked maggies opinion on combs...) and OH BOY are they fantastic. But expensive.

And I'm bummed out I missed spin night. My husband wasn't feeling well. I could have gone, but would have had to have taken both kids. And then got nothing done. But I guess it's ok because he bought me dessert to make up for it.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2008 09:20:42 AM »

the combs in the pic are majacraft double row mini combs- they're really nice, the only draw back being they are mini combs, and if you order a pound or more of fleece at a time *like i do* you'll be combing forever! but i LOVE them, they're super nice, and match my little gem Smiley i checked out the lani combs website, they are nice, but oh-so pricey! i got the complete combing set which includes a comb holder, a clamp and little box to hold comb while clamping so as not to hurt the wood, and brass diz and threading hook for $140!!! that's a deal in my book-they're kind of hard to find though, you really have to look
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2008 09:24:05 AM »

I know, lamina, BUMWAD!!  Missed you!  But there was such a strong showing that they decided to continue the 1st Monday Spin-ins throughout the summer.  WHOOOO!

When I worked with clamped combs, I used two hands to hold one comb, so I don't know how in the world I'd manage to use one comb per hand and not impale myself!   Man, combs are scary things!     Shocked  The cool thing about the lani combs is that you can buy different "heads" and attach them to the handles.  That's assuming of course that you can afford different heads.   Cheesy  Also, they are GIANT and can process just a ton of wool at a time.  **seriously tempted, but poor**
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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2008 10:04:23 AM »

Yay we're getting some more first time swappers (so excited!)- Once I have misfitknits on the list that will be 3!! Cheesy  Personally, I think fiber swaps are the best for first timers - but personally, I'd probably swap my clothes for fiber! Hahah!
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