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Topic: Handspun Yarn & Fiber Swap Round 2 (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND OUTS July 11, 2009)  (Read 39652 times)
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« Reply #440 on: June 01, 2009 08:56:31 PM »

Ladies, tonight I dyed my very first skein of multicoloured yarn! blue, pink, orange and green. It turned out soooooo gorgous!! Im sooo excited
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« Reply #441 on: June 01, 2009 11:01:53 PM »

I went through my stash today and found some great fibre for my partner.

I also worked out what to send for the crafted items. I'm planning on sending several small crafted items rather than a medium. Is that ok?
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« Reply #442 on: June 02, 2009 12:49:04 AM »

i just carded 8oz of cleaned wool in an hour and a half with my hand cards.
oof are my hands sore!

1st carding experience was great though!


sitting on my deck on a sun chair next to a huge, fluffy cloud of wooly rolags, watching law and order and midnight is my idea of a party.

also, any of you hand-carders have epic pectoral muscles? I sense being super ripped by the end of the summer.
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« Reply #443 on: June 02, 2009 06:49:28 AM »

i just carded 8oz of cleaned wool in an hour and a half with my hand cards.
oof are my hands sore!

1st carding experience was great though!


sitting on my deck on a sun chair next to a huge, fluffy cloud of wooly rolags, watching law and order and midnight is my idea of a party.

also, any of you hand-carders have epic pectoral muscles? I sense being super ripped by the end of the summer.


LO I'm into that kind of party too!  And I'm also looking forward to the 'epic pecs" by the end of summer too LOL.  Are you going to dye the rolags, or the yarn? or are you leaving it natural? 

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« Reply #444 on: June 02, 2009 07:35:52 AM »

My wheel and hand cards are "Out for Delivery"!  Shocked

Twiz, congrats on your first multicolored yarn! I'm having a blast dying roving- can't wait to give yarn a try.  Smiley
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« Reply #445 on: June 02, 2009 09:12:20 AM »

I hope to dye it today, bella.
we'll see how jacked up I am after talking to coffee suppliers.
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« Reply #446 on: June 02, 2009 10:33:57 AM »

Does anyone know of a good tutorial for kool aide dying?   

 (partner, don't get nervous, this isn't for you!)

Oh, and could one of you hand-carders post a picture of (a singular) something you have hand carded?  I want to know if I am doing it right.
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« Reply #447 on: June 02, 2009 10:37:37 AM »

cam, I used the tute on knitty.com for kool aid dying
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« Reply #448 on: June 02, 2009 10:45:08 AM »

cam, I used the tute on knitty.com for kool aid dying

Thanks, I'll go look it up!
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« Reply #449 on: June 02, 2009 10:56:37 AM »

CamOovas, I'll go card something so I can do that for you Smiley



okay there we go.  on the left is a rolled rolag (or cigar as I've seen it called)  On the right is straight off the hand cards.   the fiber is going in the same direction on both. 

i may not be the best carder, but hey. I try Wink
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