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Topic: Fiber Friday - November 6, 2009  (Read 2546 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2009 04:40:31 PM »

yup, I totally agree, Loudxmouse, those Voidy batts are awesome!
SensiblyTacky, that shawl is GORGEOUS!  i wish I had the patience for a project that big!
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2009 05:41:56 PM »



half deer fluff and half wool,  i dyed the wool fiber with kool-aid, the deer fluff is undyed. i'm calling it animal skies


on a candle so that its less bundled and easier to see


100% deer fluff!



fawn creamsicle, deer and wool, the wool is dyed with orange koolaid.

this is my most exciting thing of the week though

  my brand new antique spinning wheel!  its in working condition, just needs to be tightened in one spot, and of course i need to learn how to use it. but YAY!!
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2009 07:36:15 PM »

whoa, what is DEER FLUFF? are you talking from the little black-tailed wonders that scamper around? where do you collect it from? and i thought i was weird for making my mom save her cat hair.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009 10:33:40 PM »

little? deer are little in places? ours are big. big and awesome. (unless they are lurking in the middle of the road, in which case they are big and inconvenient)

i found the deer fluff at a park downtown that has a residential herd last spring. The deer were shedding their winter coats and the stuff was everywhere. i confirmed with the park staff that 'yep that's deer shed.' they think its a giant pain in the ass for the month or so it takes for all the deer to shed, the birds carry most of it away, but only a little bit at a time.

i did a post about it on the discussion forum. but this is pretty much everything i posted over there.
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2009 07:52:51 AM »

haha... you found me out! i need to go post pictures over at the WOW-heads fiber thread

What is this Wow-heads fiber threads you speak of??? I am utterly addicted to WoW but never heard of this. I must know.

And even before knowing the bats were WoW related I liked them a lot. The blue is very, very cool.
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2009 10:48:24 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307643.0

Smiley  WoW related fiber is fun... there's so many things to be done!
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2009 06:08:13 PM »

Great stuff everybody!  I spun a TON this week, but everything is drying in my shower right now, so I guess it waits till next Friday!
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2009 07:50:23 PM »

Christine, I love your conribution this week.  the yarn and the FO's are outstanding!!

Deer fluff!?!?!?  Isn't it stiff?Huh?  Is there any soft deer hair???  It's pretty cool, but I wouldn't think it would be comfortable to wear.

On to my contributions:

More knit from my hand dyed blue/purple yarn of a few weeks ago:


New yarn from roving out of Austrailia:


This is hand dyed Faukland, spun and knit and SOLD this week at farmer's market!!  I'm stoked!!




Handwpun from Roving from Aussieville  ... destined to be socks ... maybe


For socks for DH
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2009 05:52:02 AM »

I would assume the deer fluff is the soft undercoat they would grow to survive the winter months, that they shed in the spring.  That's what I understand from Kirastorms post.  I suppose it would be like collecting buffalo down, which I hope to do this spring from one of the local buffalo farmers Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2009 07:33:06 AM »

I've processed many a deer hide into brain tanned leather and never once had a deer with a soft undercoat.  They keep warm in the winter by putting on layers of fat.

Have fun with the buffalo shed!  it's a PITA to process but oh-so-worth it!
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