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Topic: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting  (Read 14269 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2010 06:25:51 PM »

CHOWI!!  
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Got my spindle made, got my fiber @ hobby lobby, meant for felting, but SO awesome and started drafting away!

...and gnoggered up one whole ball before I figured it out.  luckily I got 6 little balls in one package, and started with the orange, of which I am less fond than the other colors.

*EDIT*El Hubbito says I should probably tell you that "chowi" is NOT a swear, it means the same thing as "right on" or even "w00t!!"
  

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"see, if we all thought the same way, we'd all have the same ideas.  it's a good thing to be different.  but minowis...what ARE you doing with that?"

CHOWI!!  I'm swapping again!
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« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2010 09:59:08 AM »

Apparently, according to their website,  "[Roswell Wool is] now the largest wool warehouse by volume, under one roof, in the United States." Yeah, right here in S***hole Roswell, NM. Who'd've thunk it? Wonder if I can get roving there...
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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2010 03:50:20 AM »

waiting on the next lesson, getting impatient:)
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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2010 07:32:03 AM »

Yup, I got impatient too. I watched the next video on the Art of Megan and this is what I came up with:

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"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2010 08:34:35 AM »

Gorgeous colors, jexxican!
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« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2010 12:18:34 AM »

I was going straight from my roving to the drop spindle!  Roll Eyes  I guess I was doing a little drafting just before it went into the spindle, but I can see already that the "proper" way will be so much easier!!

If you're drafting straight from the roving while spinning, that's one totally and completely proper way Cheesy Splitting and/or pre-drafting is also a proper way, but like you see from the photos JaneDoe showed they all give a different colour (and sometimes weight&texture) effect.

This might be a bit advanced preview, but to get different texture effects, there are zillions of different ways to draft the same roving that all make different kinds of yarn, from smooth, thin and shiny to airy and fluffy or wildly thick-and-thin and anything in between! (For example: a Peruvian spinner spinning alpaca, other Peruvian spinners plying yarn and drafting straight from a sheep's fleece, a Tibetan spinner, a Spanish-speaking spinner, plying art yarn with a spindle - lots of different ways to draft and spin...)
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« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2010 12:14:35 AM »

hey , is everything ok, is there a new lesson coming up?
im very busy so no rush, just inquiring though...
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« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2010 01:01:49 PM »

getting kinda worried too - jane doe, you ok?
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« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2010 03:00:39 PM »

Yes...I've been worried too...
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« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2010 04:57:15 PM »

Jane Doe was active this morning...... Jane!! next time you are on, please give us a shout out!!
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