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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2010 09:17:24 AM »

First of all, man do I love the roving I've seen in here so far. That red and orange roving looks good enough to eat. The last two (purple and pink) are so nice and full. I can't believe that a person could have such indecent thoughts about fiber. haha

I think I'm going to have dig out some fancy fiber to spin, it's too much fun to see what all the colors turn into. I'm thinking of doing one of my Craftster swap batts so that I can take pictures of the process of drafting a batt to share.

Ravenau1 - You'll be fine with your spindle being a bit heavy. I found that I immediately wanted to try a heavier spindle when I started and made a CD spindle with a huge dowel rod right away. So you really can improvise for something lighter if you want to try soon. A pencil with cardboard sounds nuts, but really these things work.

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« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2010 05:35:18 PM »

Just to add to SML's post above... I started with, and am still using exclusively, CD spindles. I use a 3/8" dowel and 2 CDs held together with a rubber grommet...when I want it heavier I add another set of CDs so I have double whorl, lol. I've been spinning for 1 1/2 years and don't own a 'real' spindle and I'm not in any rush to buy a 'real' one. My CD spindles work fine for me...I've even managed corespun yarn on it (with the aid of an electric drill, lol. Maybe I'll make a video of my 'electric spindle sometime). One day I hope to buy a spinning wheel so anytime I think of buying a spindle I put that money away to save for a wheel, lol.
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« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2010 05:41:26 AM »

I'm heading out today to get my supplies.

Now I just need to decide what type of fiber I'm going to buy and if I want predyed or if I want to venture into dying it myself.

There is a local store that has tonnes of different types of roving (including corn). 
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« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2010 05:57:32 AM »

Corn?  Shocked
I've never seen that
Is it the shiny part from just under the husk?
What a cool idea!

Have a great time in your fiber store.
Sounds like the have quite a range!
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« Reply #114 on: January 29, 2010 06:07:14 AM »

http://www.knit-knackers.com/sfkk.htm

Here's the link so you can check out all the crazy different fibres they have.  Like I said earlier, I live in a city where there is a better selection of fibres than of yarn  Roll Eyes.


Update:  I purchased a bottom whorl spindle and 100g of organic merino.  The roving came undyed though so I will need to dye it this weekend.  I think I'm going to try koolaid.
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« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2010 02:03:08 PM »

Yeah, kool aid surprisingly well.
In my experience, the wool has taken up ALL the color from the dyebath, leaving only water behind.
Just remember to dye gently! Spinning from partially felted wool sucks
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« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2010 03:21:32 PM »

Yeah, kool aid surprisingly well.
In my experience, the wool has taken up ALL the color from the dyebath, leaving only water behind.
Just remember to dye gently! Spinning from partially felted wool sucks

I am definitely nervous about the possibility of felting my roving. 
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« Reply #117 on: February 01, 2010 01:58:34 PM »

well, I made my toy wheel spindle on friday and found my fiber
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« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2010 06:10:58 PM »

YAY!  My fiber has arrived!  I am so excited. Grin
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« Reply #119 on: February 02, 2010 02:59:48 AM »

im very much looking forward to joining in,
I didnt have a spindle and so asked my grandmother-in-law. lucky for me, both my grandmother in laws live near by and combined can do/ have just about anything and everything. so i asked if she had one, and this is what she gave me



now it looks a bit different to the ones ive seen on google and here.

its what the locals here use (in estonia) so its definately good.
 
the whorl is made from dolomite, and this makes it very heavy compared to a wooden one,and that i have to spin over a mat.
does this mean a thick yarn would be spun best? please advise
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