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« on: February 05, 2010 02:19:34 PM »


5pm here and no FiberPorn?!?! Egads, I hope you're all just saving it up for one big bang this evening! lol

With that said, I only have one to show off today, lol.
I got the roving from The Arts at Eagle's Find on Etsy. It was called Olivine in the Rough, it's a wool blend and I had to have it (not to mention 1 lb. of mill end rovings and 1 lb. grab bag from SSS, another 4oz. of dyed falkland roving from The Fiber Denn (Etsy) and an 8oz. bag of random fibers/colors etc from another Etsy seller...ok, I went a little fiber happy). It's got this gorgeous sheen to it...each fiber looked almost metallic as I was drafting it. Excuse the flash pics but all the snow we're getting today is completely blocking out the sun!
Enough chatter, on to the pics...
The roving and the roving after drafting (just another look at drafted fiber for those following along with the Learn to Spin 2010...


I did Andean plying (using a paperback book instead of my hand). It was my second time with Andean plying and I think I quite like it because you don't have any leftover bits of singles.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 02:34:31 PM »

Gorgeous! I was thinking that it looked like metals before I read everything you wrote. Love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010 04:04:16 PM »

That is really pretty, WMA. I love the colorway, and I'm so very jealous of your plying skills!  Kiss

Here is my Fiber Friday contribution. Both are the black and white SSS mill ends dyed with Wilton's. These photos are after I set the twist.

The blues range from aqua to an almost-purple royal blue. It's 240 yards, 47g, and averages 18wpi...the finest I've ever managed to this point.  Grin


I've been calling this one "Death of a Clown"  Cheesy...it's a strange combo of pink, red, aqua, brown, lime and a really deep green. It's 15wpi, 36g, and about 140 yards (I think?).
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 08:19:40 PM »

I have to get back to my school work but I wanted to post really quick..
Here are some red mill ends that I spun up. It's so nice!

This one has a strand of metallic blue and gold thread spun in


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