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« on: February 11, 2010 02:51:57 AM »

this is the most microscopic yarn I've ever spun Cheesy It's 100% alpaca and approximately 77 m/8 gr (84 yds/0.28 oz), and that's already the 3-ply! I used my new takhli for this I'm so in love with it... I love lace crocheting and the fine threads it spins are perfect for this!)


the finished yarn/thread


the teeny single


and the teensy takhli

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010 03:21:15 AM »

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Incredible that you're able to spin this fine thread. Well done you!
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010 04:41:19 AM »

wow thats really amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010 08:13:43 AM »

jaw drops.  Shocked 3 ply?  seriously?  wow.  I'm impressed.  now I have yet another goal....
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010 09:24:04 AM »

Wowzers, that's awesome. 

OK I'm now officially making a bead support spindle to add to my list, along with as light of a top whorl drop spindle as I can manage lol.

BTW, in my bouncing around the net about spinning, I read somewhere that there's this group in Scotland (I could be wrong about the country) that get something like 5 strands thin in their spinning.  I can't even imagine getting that good. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010 09:55:22 AM »

Wow!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010 01:20:01 AM »

Nice work!

Is it chain plied??

I "cut my teeth" into the fiber arena with lace crochet ....  I needed to fix my G-Grandmother's table cloth.  I even had her crochet hook ... size 14 and the crochet thread was a 30.

I can spin a 2-ply size 10 crochet thread with wool ... thinner with silk (but my hands are too rough to spin/crochet with silk!!)

Absolutely gorgeous!!!  I'd like to see your FO from this thread.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010 04:19:57 AM »

Thank you all so much :3

Here's the lace trim that I made from this thread! It's just a sample for the pattern PDF I've been putting together. So if you like some new crochet trim inspiration, maybe this is for you?
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010 06:47:46 AM »

Wow! I'm impressed...soooo tiny! And that wristlet is beautiful! I'm jealous of your lace spinning skills! Just amazing...



On a side note...
but my hands are too rough to spin/crochet with silk!!
MLF - have you tried using olive oil and sugar to soften your hands before working with silk? It works quite well for me. I just put a little olive oil (a little goes a long way) in my palm then add a teaspoon or so of sugar and just scrub my hands with it. Then just give your hands a washing to remove the oil and you're set. It's a great exfoliant.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010 05:00:26 PM »

So if you like some new crochet trim inspiration, maybe this is for you?

Thanks!!  I have a denim jacket that I've decorated with bits of crocheted lace (pockets, edges, et al)  This would look nice on a seam..
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