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Topic: Handspun Yarn and/or Fiber Swap Round 2  (Read 14023 times)
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« Reply #160 on: April 16, 2009 05:09:22 AM »

krafty_kelly - Well what I learned was to go with PVC 40 because it's a little sturdier.

I was curious about something and maybe some more experienced could answer. If you were to use metal piping to make a niddy noddy, like copper, would it effect the fiber?
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« Reply #161 on: April 16, 2009 06:53:20 AM »

krafty_kelly - Well what I learned was to go with PVC 40 because it's a little sturdier.

I was curious about something and maybe some more experienced could answer. If you were to use metal piping to make a niddy noddy, like copper, would it effect the fiber?

I'm not sure as to how it would affect the fiber, but most metals oxidize...and oxidation is sped up by moisture. Copper goes that green color (don't know if it would stain) and aluminum has a horrid black oxidation (aluminum oxide) that stains everything. Other metals, I would think, would be quite heavy.
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« Reply #162 on: April 16, 2009 10:29:16 AM »

you might get away with coating the copper with clear acrylic paint to seal it
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« Reply #163 on: April 16, 2009 02:08:39 PM »

aluminum would stain everything ever, and copper smells terrible.... hmmm
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« Reply #164 on: April 16, 2009 02:32:59 PM »

Well there y'a go. That's what I thought I just needed to be told for some reason. Smiley I honestly didn't even think about the smell.
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« Reply #165 on: April 20, 2009 07:02:44 PM »

I spent 2 hours last night carding alpaca- my first experience carding. I now have 20 rolags- I just need to figure out how to spin them.  Smiley
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Next month I get to borrow a drum carder from my spinning guild! I am so excited, and it will be just in time for this swap Wink
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« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2009 07:29:30 PM »

I spent 2 hours last night carding alpaca- my first experience carding. I now have 20 rolags- I just need to figure out how to spin them.  Smiley
My favorite way to spin is from the end of the rolag .. stretch it out a bit if it makes it easier for you but that will make it a little more aligned and less floofy
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« Reply #168 on: April 21, 2009 05:56:58 AM »

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think of them as short rovings.  heck, don't even think about it and spin it the way it wants to be spun!
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« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2009 06:14:22 AM »

I spent 2 hours last night carding alpaca- my first experience carding. I now have 20 rolags- I just need to figure out how to spin them.  Smiley

LOL I was doing the same thing this weekend!  But I came away itchier then all heck..... I think I might be allergic to alpaca :*(
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