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« on: April 05, 2010 01:02:23 PM »

I dyed some roving different shades of green & then spun it to make a gorgeous mixture of the greens BUT.............when i took it off the bobbin it has turned out overspun Cry I've tried setting the twist & weighting it but it is still kinking back on itself Cry

Do i just chuck it in the bin or is there some project that it would be great for?

 Kiss :-*ANY ideas greatly recieved Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010 07:05:28 AM »

There are some mixed reviews on this, the general concensus is that you should ply before setting the twist but some people do it after /shrug.  You could try plying it with itself, either n-ply or splitting your singles evenly and 2 plying it.  The action of spinning it in the opposite way you spun the singles should help release some of that energy of over spinning. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010 07:29:14 AM »

Thanks Cheyenneswthrt07!

I spun them as singles as the variation in greens looked awesome on their own.
I might have to ply them then.................

I've seen some gorgeous ART yarn about & wasn't sure if i could get away with mixing it with other yarns & make some funky yarn or i even considered putting some into a rapunzel scarf?Huh?

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010 07:43:02 AM »

I plied one of mine with heavy duty sewing thread.  It came out spirally awesome lol.  The thread color coordinated but didn't detract from the colors of the spun yarn, kwim.  At this point your options are still open, but I think if you were to knit or crochet with it this over spun you may experience some biasing from it and would have to aggressively block everytime you washed the item.  ( I could be wrong tho)
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010 12:39:19 PM »

I plied one of mine with heavy duty sewing thread.  It came out spirally awesome lol.  The thread color coordinated but didn't detract from the colors of the spun yarn, kwim.  At this point your options are still open, but I think if you were to knit or crochet with it this over spun you may experience some biasing from it and would have to aggressively block everytime you washed the item.  ( I could be wrong tho)

I like that idea Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010 10:29:02 AM »

I had the same thing happen recently.  I also plied with some sewing thread, and the action of spinning in the opposite direction to ply got rid of the overspin, and I like the spiral effect of the thread.  I liked the colors as they were and didn't want to ply with any heavy yarn that might detract from it.  I posted it in the most recent Fiber Friday:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343906.0  (you can ignore how radically thick and thin it is -- I'm a new spinner.  It's my "art yarn" a.k.a. "I don't know how to spin a consistent yarn yet" yarn.)  Before I plied with the thread is was really overspun and not very soft.  Now it's very soft, and I really love it, even with its inconsistencies.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010 12:41:51 PM »

I've had a go at..........not sure what to call it............respinning it i suppose Undecided but the opposite way.
It has turned out much better & after setting the twist......again Roll Eyes...........it looks usable now Cheesy

I'm not sure where i was when i spun it.............VERY wound up!!! Cheesy I think a valium before the next lot might help Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010 06:44:58 PM »

I'm glad it worked out!
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010 01:08:15 PM »

i love overspun art yarns. i think they have such awesome visual interest and really can make projects pop if you use them in the right way!
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010 04:32:57 PM »

Newbie yarns are the BEST, 'specially the thick/thin ones!!  I collect as many as I can
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