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Topic: Fiber Friday April 1st, 2011  (Read 3724 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011 08:31:36 AM »

I am STUNNED by all of the beautiful yarns on here!  WOW!  You all rock!  Thanks for making my Saturday morning a little sweeter and brighter.  Cheesy

« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011 09:07:19 AM »

Thanks for the comments everyone. My yarn is not soft at all. Actually, the brown is very coarse but I love spinning coarse wool on my wheel. I like the feel of it through my fingers: tactile bliss. I'm really getting into just grabbing a (12-18 inch) chunk off a Sheep Shed roving, spinning it, grabbing a different color, going back and forth between the two, and then Navajo plying it.I have 4 skeins like that already! I need to order more from Sheep Shed. I really want the 15lb special but I don't think I can justify $120!

Nikschaf, I like it when you post the whole process. Will you do it again when in the spun to finished photo thread when it gets worked up? I hope so!

Hippie, 31 is my favorite of yours this week.

Zombie Queen, yours is my favorite yarn this week all around!

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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011 02:48:23 PM »

wow! I totally got caught up in the April Fools stuff and totally forgot it was friday yesterday.   
Everything is so fabulous. I love it all.   

« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011 02:45:01 PM »

nikschaf i've never dyed in the oven, what temp do u cook it at?

Nikschaf, I like it when you post the whole process. Will you do it again when in the spun to finished photo thread when it gets worked up? I hope so!

Hippie, I put the roving in a low oven, about 250 degrees F.  I have the pan covered with tinfoil, and leave the oven on until everything gets really nice and steamy, maybe about 25 minutes.  Then I turn the oven off and leave everything undisturbed until the wool is completely cool.  I haven't really dyed any other way, except in a pot once, but the oven dyeing is crazy easy.

Jexx -- I will for sure post the progress pics if/when I ever figure out what to do with that yarn!   Cheesy

This was super fantastic Fiber Friday!  So many gorgeous yarns.  I just love to see everyone's stuff.  I am in awe of folks who have finished yarns every week.  I seem to only have a finished yarn once every two to three weeks.
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011 07:56:09 PM »

Wow such awesome yarn!  Cheesy I'm loving everyone's and want it all! haha

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