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Antsy
« on: October 18, 2010 06:25:33 AM »

So I got 2 huge feed bags full of Dorset wool. It's short and stained yellow and horribly, horribly dirty, but it doesn't wet felt, and while it's apparently not the easiest to spin I'm really excited to process it myself.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010 08:39:52 AM »

Sounds like fun! Are you going to dye it also?

I'm currently spinning some dorset up on a Russian spindle.  It's been a dream to spin.  It does get a little 'sticky' on itself at point but I just fluff it up and that aleviates that mostly.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010 11:52:01 AM »

I dyed some with fruit punch, and some with tea. I'm spinning up the fruit punch right now and it's not at all difficult to spin even though everything I've read said it should be.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010 05:57:12 PM »

The yarn is super stiff and scratchy. Sad I probably overspun it but is there anyway to soften it up?
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010 08:19:06 PM »

Have you set the twist yet?  Or plied it?  I think plying should soften it up and then when you set the twist add a couple drops of hair conditioner, when you thwack it, it should combine to soften it up.
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