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« on: October 23, 2009 03:23:53 AM »

Happy FF to all!
Here is my experiment on Hucaya alpaca handspinning. I carded Hucaya with mohair locks and merino roving as Hucaya fiber has "no memory to twist". I can not do really bulky yarn with my electric spinning machine so I used antique spindle this time. The yarn is airy and very soft to touch but I can't imagine where to use it Smiley))
But it's beautiful, yeah!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009 05:01:11 AM »

That is really beautiful. If it were me, I would use it as a necklace- it looks perfect that way Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009 05:36:34 AM »

that looks so soft and perfect for autumn :-)

i would definitely use it for needlework. i like how it looks if different materials are "stitched together"
if you sew, you could embellish plain fabric, a bag or something like stitching the yarn on
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009 05:40:41 AM »

Lado- the yarn is beautiful! I too would use it as a necklace!

I had my brother and sis in law here this past weekend.. so I got TONS of spinning done while we were hanging out..

Here's some of my faves-

Planet Earth
Corespun merino locks, llama locks, alpaca locks, sari silk ribbon, silk fabric, angelina, firestar, lurex- with sections of autowrapping with karabella gossamer yarn



Midnight Blizzard
corespun/tailspun teeswater locks, wensleydale locks, alpaca locks, kid mohair locks, bamboo, merino top, firestar, angelina, lurex, bamboo noil, fabric- with sections of autowrapping with karabella gossamer yarn



WaterMelon Kisses
corespun/tailspun teeswater locks, wensleydale locks, alpaca locks, kid mohair locks, bamboo, merino top, firestar, angelina, lurex, fabric, novelty yarn snippets, sequins



1001 Nights
sw merino, aneglina, sari silk- spun thick and thin, plied with invisible thread


Have a great weekend everyone!!


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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009 03:07:55 PM »

let me go find my camera...
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009 04:07:57 PM »

ha! here we go:
just keep in mind these are my FIRST proper skeins..

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2658.jpg
roving
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2769.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2777.jpg
yarn

roving
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2657.jpg
yarns
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2762.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2764.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2775.jpg
(those two are going to be plied^)
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2766.jpg
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2776.jpg


i know the place i took pictures of them is weird, but it's like a solarium so there is good natural light even though it is raining and my camera sucks.
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/luvelycritter/100_2765.jpg
how do you tailspin or corespin? or supercoil? or ply with thread to make it look like little bulbs?
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009 04:54:49 PM »

Ooh so many pretties!

This's a bunch of stuff I've spun in the past few weeks that I've been unable to post because my brother stole my camera...

Princess & the Pea (bad pictures, because it was sunset!)



Snow Queen


Cherry-ade


Borealis (in progress)


I can't find my little mini-skein of milk yarn. Sad I wanted to show it off.

Also, corespinning and tailspinning are very similar. You work up a lot of twist in the core yarn, hold the fiber or lock perpendicular to the yarn, and let the ends catch on it and get wrapped up in the twist. Plying with thread is pretty easy, you just keep the thread straight and taut and let the singles wrap around it. I've not figured out supercoils, because I can never get mine to work right, but I think the concept is similar to plying with thread. *Shrug!*
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009 04:56:08 PM »

I can't imagine where to use it Smiley))


what about the kick-as statement necklace that it is? <covet covet covet>
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009 05:10:50 PM »

Totally! I would wear that as a gorgeous necklace any day!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009 05:29:02 PM »

yeah! knit uo a little clutch in matching colors and you have the most gorgeous outfit ever!!! Seriously, if you made more like that they would totally sell!
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