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« on: November 07, 2008 05:47:18 AM »

Happy Fiber Friday!
I guess I haven't posted in a while... I always forget it is Friday lol Wink

Here are my last few...

Sunset Lagoon, single spun from a Cloudlover batt


Moonage Daydream, corespun from a Rawfish batt & then plied with thread and sequins


Syren's Song, single spun from a Cloudlover batt


Cyprus, single spun from Cloudlover BFL roving


Off to work... TGIF!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008 06:13:36 AM »

Wow - I love Sunset Lagoon! It looks so fluffy and light.

Here's what I've been working on this week:

These batts I carded...


...Became this yarn! "PollyAnn" - 352 yards of wool and nylon glitz




This is "Jordan" - 330 yards, wool from Sheep Shed Studio




And I started a scarf with the tussah silk I posted last week:


Have a great weekend! I'm excited to see more yarn!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 06:22:51 AM »

Beautiful!!!  Loving that scarf!

Been a busy week for me, but not on the wheel.

Natural colored Navajo Churro, double-plyed - just over 200 yards:



Seems really plain after all that color in previous posts!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008 07:40:15 AM »

Wonderful as usual! 

I have my very first handspuns!!  Both were spun on a drop spindle.

This was my very first one.  The roving was from Hobby Lobby and was very tough to spin.  I ended up predrafting a bunch of it.


My second one.  It's a Merino cross single plied with fun fur.  The colors were pretty muted and muddy in some areas but I got it for 99cents on ebay so I can't complain, it's just practice!  It's spun thick and thin and was MUCH easier to spin than the hobby lobby crap.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008 07:41:31 AM »

Gorgeous stuff, everyone!

Here's my update for the week:


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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 08:23:53 AM »

Oooh, I like the colors in Jordan! I went to the new fiber store that opened up here, hopefully once school stops being so crazy I can go down there and they can teach me how to spin! I usually learn better in person than just through books and over the internet. I want to make pretty yarn like all of you!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008 08:28:31 AM »

oh, i love Cypress and Jordan! I'll be back to post some later.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008 09:03:57 AM »

I don't have much time today.. but I haven't posted in a couple of weeks.. so here goes..  most of the pics were set before the twist was set, and since the twist is still setting on a bunch of stuff, I don't have many details, just the pics.. but I'll add details later to my flickr page if you want to know them Smiley

Roses, corespun from a Loop batt



Autumn Colors, from mini batts by FeltStudioUK and Wooly Treasures



Subtly Crazy, Batts I carded from fiber left from previous carding sessions ("treasure" fiber) and handfuls of super soft grey suri alpaca.. fun color and texture.. but more subtle because of the consistant alpaca... which makes it super soft too!!



Mish Mash, supercoils from my carded batts


Goldfish Pond, wrapped with metallic thread, then plied with metallic thread



WaterLilles, batts by FeltStudioUK



SeaWeed, plied with glass beads, fiber from ArtClub monthly batt, summer storms



Autumn Sunset, bamboo by exclusivelylindalee


Spring Days, bamboo by fiberlady


I also did a lot of carding this past couple weeks..






Happy friday everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008 09:31:13 AM »

Hey all
Everyone's yarns are awesome.
AudreyJ84 - Great job. Keep it up
Jadzy - I love Syren's Song. I remember seeing that batt on flikr. It's gorgous!
Jazzturtle - You amaze me as always. Goldfish pond and waterlillies are beautiful. Is waterlillies the monet batt?

I have three for this week


Sugar and Spice - 50/50 merino tencil. Spun for my aunt. It's alittle plain for my taste.


Terrah - Spun from "Twig" batts by Liz at Hobbledehoy(she is a fiber genius). Merino, bamboo, alpaca, and sparkle. So delectably soft!


Oh Sunny Day - Corespun from hand-dyed mohair locks. Full of texture and curls. Supah fun!

Yeah!
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008 09:36:06 AM »

You all inspire me so much!  I would take up most of this thread going on just about the yarns posted - so lets just say I love it all so far.

Here are mine for the week - the 3rd and 4th yarns from my spinning class - I am slowly but surely getting better!

Merino, corridale, tencel, firestar, and BFL all crazy in the mix = Turning of the Leaves



This was my first plying on the wheel, not super pretty but REALLY soft.  Merino and tencel = Royal Pain (as in what a royal PITA this was for me to ply  Grin )


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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008 11:01:38 AM »

This was my first time plying with thread, and also using tinsel.
About 70 yards and 2.5 ounces. Thick and think with a few massive slubs here and there!

Wool, angelina, firestar, tinsel and clear thread.




I'm thinking an appropriate name for it would be punk rock star or something.
It was quite a challenge to myself to actually let the yarn be so thick in areas! I love the bounciness of it though, this would make an AWESOME hat!
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008 12:00:25 PM »

everyone made some fantastic stuff this week! Welcome to all the new spinners!  I'm back at the wheel after a few months away due to my wedding and such.  I the past two weeks I've managed to:

1. buy a drum carder
2. break my wheel the same day the drum carder arrives
3. fix my wheel.
4 break my drum carder.

So, I'm good at breaking things, but i should have my carder back in a few days...

ok, so the yarn will be on the next post.

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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008 12:06:09 PM »


This one is some apalca I got in a wishlist swap last year.  I was waiting until i could card it easier.  It's blended with some peach colored Corriedale, bulky weight. It's called "Rustic Apalca"


this is what happens when you throw all of your scraps into the carder and then spin them up.  Scraps mixed with white mill ends and white "faux cashmere". It's called "Leftovers"


Here's a few more, sorry for the smaller pics, I'm at work and I don't have all of them with me.  The three that are 2-ply are merino, the singles is corriedale, all dyed by me!
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008 12:14:05 PM »

Yay I actually have yarn to show off today!

The first is a natural black Jacob wool... I believe there are 260 yards here?  I forget.
There is some blue sparkle that I threw in just for kicks, but there aren't that many



The next is my favorite, handdyed by me with my new acid dyes!!
I don't have the label for the fiber content... I feel like it is corriedale and some other stuff?  136 yds, sport weight,






And this is some more dyed roving... I haven't spun it all up yet, though.


Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to best achieve vibrant colors using Jacquard Acid Dye? 
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008 12:57:38 PM »

this is my first fiber friday!



still on the spindle because today i am going to measure it and wind it into a skein

i'm calling it easter dreams!

everyones stuff is gorgeous!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008 01:25:52 PM »

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Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to best achieve vibrant colors using Jacquard Acid Dye? 

I use Jacquard dyes one of two ways: either painting the roving (like how you did in that picture) or dyeing solid colors in a pot.  When painting, I use hair dye applicator bottles from the beauty store- 8 oz ones- and use about 1/4 tsp of dye and then fill the bottle full of vinegar.  The amt of dye powder can be varied depending on how dark/light you want the color.  I tend to use at least double that amt for blacks and reds.  When I dye solid colors, I do about 6-8 oz at a time in a large pot full of water, and add 1-2 tsp dye powder and a splash of vinegar.  It takes some experimentation with different colors and different amounts of dye to figure out what you like!
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2008 02:36:26 PM »

everyone's yarns are so beautiful! I wish I had things to show this week but life has been quite difficult as of late, will have a few new ones I hope this next week
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2008 05:14:14 PM »

Man - Fiber Fridays are the best! Everything is so creative and beautiful.
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myklia
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2008 05:16:46 PM »

So I took notes this week. Tongue

I love:

Sunset Lagoon
Cypress
Terrah
Turning of the Leaves
Easter Dreams

Everything by Grayling40.  I love the start of your scarf and I must get that book.  I am still a newbie crocheter, but I hope I can figure that out, it is stunning.

What can I say Jazzturtle, you always amaze me, but this week I super duper LOVE Goldfish Pond.  Gorgeous color.

I also love everything by ignorantamoeba.  Especially the second yarn.

Now this doesn't mean I hated all the other yarns, all of you are an inspiration.

For that Hobby Lobby roving, I think it is really meant for needle felting or something, but that is what I used for my first spins too.  You definitely move on quickly after that.  I have been sending some of it off for use in Rapunzel scarves, a good use for it I would say. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2008 05:49:28 PM »

I love Fiber Friday! All I have to say is...wow! I love all of them...such beautiful spinning!

This is my offering this week and is so bland compared to all the gorgeous colors in the previous posts but what can I say...I like natural colors too and more importantly, free roving is free roving  Grin My first attempt at plying so I went with a navajo ply on my "electric spindle" lol Sorry about the quality...I waited until night to photo it so I needed flash. The brown is a lot richer than in the pic. I'm not sure of the length, etc as I still need to set it.

The Overlook (I was watching The Shining while plying lol)



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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2008 06:01:40 PM »

It's Friday again already!  Cheesy
Sunset Lagoon is great! And Jazzturtle's corespun Roses and Autumn coils are amazing! Love the beginning of the silk crochet scarf too.
And luxx - yes, Jazzturtle's Waterlillies yarn is spun from the Monet batts.

I have been spinning lots last week.

Valentine - 82 yards, corspun Kid Mohair and suri Alpaca


Cafe au lait - 99 yards, Alpaca,  Merino & Shetland wool, baby Llama fiber and Tussah silk. (all natural colours)


Pixie - 195 yards , handprocessed Shetlandwool from a local farm, spun first then dyed


Erin - 194 yards, Shetland, Corriedale, Texel and Cotswold wool, suri alpaca and golden sparkle


Chill - 87 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose


Blackberry Cream - 77 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose


Pure - 117 yards, Baby Llama, Falkland wool, Kid Mohair, Tencel and sparkle. With beads, sequins and lace bits spun it.


Tempting - 85 yards, Merino wool, sparkle and handfelted beads


Pumpkin Pie - 59 yards, this is the golden version. Romney & Merino wool, Viscose, golden sparkle and sequins plied it with a golden thread and glassbeads.
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008 06:13:15 PM »

wow!! caedara those are all stunning!!
 
icemelon, that looks great!! I will have to keep an eye out for tinsel for my spinning this holiday season. I LOVE making sparkly yarns.Cheesy


here is my one skein i have photos of..it's called Alien Girl:


and I took a workshop on dyeing with mushrooms. here are some photos i took of the yarns we dyed:
Lobster mushrooms



top: Dyer's Polypore, bottom: Sulfur Tuft


dyepot and yarns drying Smiley


it was so cool learning about dyeing with something i can go find for free in the woods!
happy FF Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2008 06:27:25 PM »


Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to best achieve vibrant colors using Jacquard Acid Dye? 

When I use them, I mix them up with just vinegar, once in a while I'll add a drop of water but I just use vinegar only. I get such strange looks when buying excessive amounts of vinegar at the supermarket haha!

Also I let mine steam forever, I want to be sure that color is in there.
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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2008 08:22:15 PM »

Thanks cloudlover and adirtyspoon!!  That's the problem; I didn't use any vinegar. 

Caedara, your pumpkin pie is GORGEOUS.  Just beautiful.  The gold really is the perfect finish.
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2008 08:59:58 PM »

Here Are My Weeks Creations Smiley
They are also up for grabs for trades and whatnot Smiley
the light blue one is spoken for though







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Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to best achieve vibrant colors using Jacquard Acid Dye? 

When I use them, I mix them up with just vinegar, once in a while I'll add a drop of water but I just use vinegar only. I get such strange looks when buying excessive amounts of vinegar at the supermarket haha!

Also I let mine steam forever, I want to be sure that color is in there.

LOL me too!  I usually by 5 gallon-jugs at a time... once the manager of the grocery I always go to struck up a conversation with me re: all the vinegar I had.  He was pretty amused when I told him it was for.  I'll bet he thought I was going to pickle something. 

Here's another tip: to get the nasty vinegar smell out, I rinse the roving at least twice- I use Kookaburra wool wash in the first bath, and then rinse with clear water the second.  That wool wash makes the roving smell DIVINE! 
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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2008 02:48:57 AM »

Thanks!
The photos from the mushroom dyeing workshop are cool! So atmospheric. Dyeing outside under the trees in a big kettle... And the leaves even match the yarns you dyed.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2008 05:57:10 AM »

Here Are My Weeks Creations Smiley
They are also up for grabs for trades and whatnot Smiley
the light blue one is spoken for though

 Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2008 06:10:59 AM »

Congrats to all.  I'm especially inspired by the mushroom dying done by noodle princess.  I'm in love with anything myco, and nature & being free.  Wink  Love to all..
I'll be joining you here on fiber fridays, soon.   Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2008 05:37:39 PM »

Love them all, I feel like you guys are in a secret cult that only a few can join-that is until I convince hubby that it's okay to add just ONE more craft to my multitudes of piles in the basement!
I already tell him my fabric insulates the basement, he should be greatful! lol

Beautiful work ladies TGFFF (thank God for Fibre Fridays)!

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« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2008 08:37:26 PM »

omg I love everyones work!  Well done!  Makes me want to get at it..... just got a wheel, found some local resources for wool and now I need to find the time to do it LOL.
But again,  Gorgeous!

Love them all, I feel like you guys are in a secret cult that only a few can join-that is until I convince hubby that it's okay to add just ONE more craft to my multitudes of piles in the basement!
I already tell him my fabric insulates the basement, he should be greatful! lol

Beautiful work ladies TGFFF (thank God for Fibre Fridays)!

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Fabric insulates the basement! LOL  thats awsome!  And I agree TGFFF!

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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2008 07:51:55 PM »

Belladune - welcome to the wonderful world of spinning (I've found it to be terribly addictive lol!)  I find the easiest time for me to sit and have time to spin is when I'm watching TV with the hubby. 
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« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2008 06:42:29 PM »

oh my !
i wished i had this skill SO BAD !
plus , im not even sure if il allowed to post her, seeing as how i dotn ahve any picutres, because i can't make fiber !  Cry
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