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Topic: Yarns Ive been spinning- what have you guys been spinning? (update)  (Read 9787 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2005 05:31:56 PM »


Have any of you tried alpaca?  I heard somewhere that is it hypoallergenic.  I just started spinning, my husband just bought me my first real spindle ( was building my own out of all kinds of things)

I spin alpaca all the time and while im not sure if its hypoallergenic, im not sensitive to it (and its so nice and fluffy!). Since you can often just spin alapaca raw or lightly washed theres no chemicals, and there isnt any (muhc?) lanolin etc in the fleece so thats soemthing ppl arent subjectied to.

Has anyone tried spinning bamboo, soy or corn silk? there is also synthetic nylon cashmere which i have heard is soft.
I mix soysilk in with a lot of things, and think it looks great plied 1 ply soy 1 ply a kinda fluffy wool or angora/wool blend
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2005 03:55:30 AM »

I just got some chocolate alpaca from Frene Creek Farms- it's delicious! It's so soft and the color is liek Mexican hot chocolate. All I want to do today is card wool, but I have to go to work, bleh!
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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2005 05:44:13 PM »

here is my first try at spinning =) done on a cd spindle. next stop...koolaid
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/blisskitty/DSC00764.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/blisskitty/DSC00765.jpg
i'm not sure how good of a job i did on these singles but they seem to be good =)
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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2005 10:11:36 PM »

blissedout- i like it plain rather than dyed. it would make a great hat or something for winter.. nice and fluffy and wintery. you know what i mean. well anyways. great job! i cant wait to start learning how to spin.
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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2005 07:31:52 AM »

wow, midnightsky1686 and woolgathered !!
that's some beautiful yarn. all of it.
you are superspinners.
today i am teaching myself plying.. we'll see what happens with that.
here is a pic of some of my first attempts at spinning a few months back. i'll post some newer photos soon.
     
i'm so happy that there is this spinning forum now. it is nice to see so many other fibre-obsessed folks out there..

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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2005 05:41:46 PM »

Has anyone tried spinning bamboo, soy or corn silk? there is also synthetic nylon cashmere which i have heard is soft.
I mix soysilk in with a lot of things, and think it looks great plied 1 ply soy 1 ply a kinda fluffy wool or angora/wool blend

The bamboo and soysilk, when spun solo feel more like silk to me--not as easy as animal fibers, but still doable on a suspended spindle.

As for cotton, because the fiber is so short, you need a large amount of twist, and a supported spindle (or spinning wheel) works best.
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2005 05:43:46 PM »

Ok ok ok...I know I haven't BEEN spinning...but guess who just bought her first wheel?  An Ashford Traveller!!!!  I just had to share!  I'm so excited!  It should be here next week!  And then look out, I'm a-gonna be doing some spinning here!
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« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2005 08:53:43 AM »

Well, I haven't been spinning either puppymomma, but I just got my very first spindle, so I share in your joy! woo-hoo! I'm so excited.
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2005 11:16:35 AM »

puppymomma i am jealous
i am destined to be using a drop spindle for now (until an influx of $$$)
enjoy it! please post some pics of your wheel and what you create with it!

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« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2005 01:09:25 PM »

Since I bought a whole boatload of fiber recently at a festival, I've been a spinning mad woman.

Right now I'm spinning my way through some Castlemilk Moorit and Border Leicester blend that I bought from Spirit Trail Fibers.  I plied into a boucle yarn.  No photos yet, though.

The last things I spun and took photos of are ---

I'm also using the Corriedale cross 2 ply to knit a pair of Uptown Boot socks from Interweave.  I'm almost finished with my second sock - http://flickr.com/photos/peskymac/14913838/in/set-360144/
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