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« Reply #250 on: September 28, 2009 05:30:13 AM »

Beautiful job FreeStyle!  Wanna come over and organize my fiber room?  It's down right scary!  I bought a 55 gallon tote to help organize, but only scooted it into the room and quickly closed the door so no fiber would escape!  It needs to get organized so badly!  But not this time of the year when it seems every extra moment (that I'm not at work or spinning or knitting) is taken up with canning
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« Reply #251 on: September 28, 2009 03:14:16 PM »

Sad That makes me sad for soooo many reasons.

  • You have a drum carder. Jealousy.
  • You have a loooot of fiber. More jealousy.
  • My room is a total disaster, so I have nowhere to go with my fiber, and it's all over the place.
  • I think it's really really awesome that craftster has a bulleted list capability.

Alsoooo, I have something that may interest you all...

It involves this lovely tapestry:



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« Reply #252 on: September 28, 2009 03:32:12 PM »

the patience, and the amount of money it took to make that, intrigues me.
also, I didn't know craftster had bulleted list capabilities!
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« Reply #253 on: September 28, 2009 03:55:55 PM »

That's crazy, absolutely crazy.  Beautiful, of course, but crazy.
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« Reply #254 on: September 28, 2009 06:44:14 PM »

Aren't we all a little crazy?

Well. Not counting me. "a little" definitely doesn't cut it.

Also, I have a question for you geniuses. (I know, I'm always with the questions and the cluelessness. >.< I promise I google for the answers as hard as I can before I ask! XD)

My dad bought me a fleece as a surprise, and while doing some research on it before it arrived, I learned what it meant when the seller referred to microns. I found out that my fleece was a bit coarser than what I've previously worked with. Well, it arrived today and it's a lot coarser than I realized. At times it can feel much coarser than human hair. It's from a Scottish Black Face, I think is the name of the breed. The seller sent a sample of pre-washed roving along with the fleece, and a couple short strands of yarn to see what it was like. Basically, it's not something I'd want to slip my cold little tootsies into. So what would you say is the best route for this fleece? The only things I can think of would be very uncomfortable with this wool. Should I keep it strictly for blending with other things for stability? (One day I won't have all these newbie questions... One day...)
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« Reply #255 on: September 28, 2009 08:02:04 PM »

Okay, I feel silly but how do I take yarn off of the Traveller? I have like 6 bobbins. Does the bobbin come out or do you actually wind the yarn off the bobbin? & How do you use the lazy kates? Does anyone have a helpful link?  Roll Eyes  Cheesy
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« Reply #256 on: September 28, 2009 08:20:30 PM »

Not that I know a lot about the Traveller, but I don't know of a wheel that the bobbin doesn't come off, it is part of what a wheel does.  There might be an exception, but I highly doubt the Traveller is it.  I'll try to find a link to help you out. 
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« Reply #257 on: September 28, 2009 08:22:28 PM »

lol I swear I've been typing in everything I can think of to Google and I'm only finding the links from joyofhandspinning and I'm not finding anything in there I haven't read a million times already. Surely there's a group somewhere talking about the Traveller.
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« Reply #258 on: September 28, 2009 08:29:09 PM »

I haven't found anything either.  Or any pictures good enough that I can tell how to remove it.  The whole flyer assembly probably comes off and the bobbin comes off of that. Can you see anywhere that one end of the flyer could slide off?  If you are on Rav I would hunt up the Ashford group and ask there.
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« Reply #259 on: September 28, 2009 08:31:51 PM »

at one end (the back) you should be able to lift the flyer up and pull the bobbin off, and replace it with another.   Mine is still kinda stiff when I remove a bobbin, I'm guessing yours is too.  
For the lazy Kate, you just stick the bobbins on there, grab your singles and spin in the Opposite direction then what you have spun.  With the traveler it's not tensioned, so you have to pay close attention to what you are doing when you ply.
If you want to keep a single, I find it easier to put the yarn onto the niddy noddy while the bobbin is still on the flyer.  I loosen the brake band all the way, but it gives just enough tension so I don't get tangles in my yarn before it gets to the niddy noddy.

 I hope that all makes sense and is helpful....
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