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« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2008 05:56:23 AM »

Such talent!  I'm LOVING all the yarn here.  Jazzturtle, you are truly a yarn artist!
Awwwwwwwwww.. thanks!! *blush*

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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2008 11:30:28 AM »

I just added those four skeins of autumn love to my favorite projects on my profile! Awesome! I just got a spinning kit from weet! so I hope to be in some fiber fridays of the future Cheesy Right now I spin too tight and it gets wonky when i relax it. I haven't triet 'setting the twist' yet though, so who knows! I am having fun Cheesy

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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2008 12:51:56 PM »

I got this merino/silk roving in trade with Nicolassa. I spun it up super thick/super thin. It was kind of a mind trip to spin that thick- my brain kept saying "draft! DRAFT!" I plied it with a white cotton thread with beads on it. Some of the thicker spots are more corespun than plied. I'm really happy with how it came out. I haven't set the twist yet- I'm going to felt it a little so it's going to loose some yardage (I haven't counted yardage yet.)
It wants to be woven into a scarf.
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I know this is strange, but the first thing I thought when I saw that was sweeney todd's hair. hehe... love that movie...and johnny depp... Oh, and the yarn is cool too. ; )
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« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2008 03:14:01 PM »

Ohh, these are all so beautiful. I love chunky yarn, too. I wish I knew how to spin too many projects, too little time.

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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2008 03:59:17 PM »


I've gotten into cool yarn as hair (for dolls) and some of this stuff makes me squee (and I'm so not a squee-er).  Beautiful!  I'm jealous of all your skills.

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« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2008 07:41:58 PM »

I found my drop spindle and I have not put it down since.

 The bottom is roving I dyed myself. Yup I'm addicted!

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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008 09:38:25 AM »

ooh, i love the purple with bling!

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« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2009 12:18:43 PM »

wow. so inspiring. i have spun on a drop spindle, and i may have to ditch all the work i need to get done today to go spin again. i love all the amazing colors, and the delicious looking yarns! i got a wheel a couple of years ago from a friend's mom, who said it had belonged to her mother. but i can't figure out how to work the darn thing. i may try the electric drill technique for the drop spindle that produce the beautiful Autumn Leaves yarn!

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« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2009 12:51:44 PM »

If you decide to try the electric drill I would suggest using a CD spindle so it's just a dowel being stuck into the drill and not a nice spindle as the drill will leave indentations in the end of your spindle.

Have you checked out the instructions/videos on http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/? That might help get you started with your wheel. Also, ask in the Spinning: Discussions and Questions forum and post some pics of your wheel...I'm willing to bet that some of our fellow fiber freaks will let you know if there are any missing parts or parts that need replacing. They'll probably also be willing to offer some tips to help you get started...they're helpful like that Smiley

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