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Topic: Fiber Friday April 1st, 2011  (Read 3069 times)
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« on: April 01, 2011 10:51:28 AM »

I had to check the calender twice to make sure it was friday! I ve never started this topic before :-)

Here's my spinning from the week, i ve spent more time getting my stuff up on etsy then actually spinning the product... hopefully I'll have more next week !



2-ply with thread (firestar, soysilk, and wool)


Acid Dyed BFL knotted and plyed with mohair and jacob mix


2-ply with thread again (firestar, and wool)

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 11:04:47 AM »

not a spinner but a  yarn junkie here, and I must say that first yarn is to die for! Great job on being productive this week
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011 11:39:54 AM »

 Beautiful yarns!  Very spring like.

I jumped the gun and posted mine on Tuesday!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 11:42:12 AM »

I really like that first one! It looks luscious. It will be really fun to work with. I will have to take pics of mine and get them up today. Not too exciting, but I did spin!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 11:48:05 AM »

Gorgeous yarns, Volomortuus! I really love that second one.

I just have the one yarn this week. It was a bit of mohair that was mixed in with my white mill ends from SSS. It's almost 50/50 wool and mohair, and some sections felt like I was spinning my own hair. Weird. But, I like it. I ended up with about 89 yards, roughly fingering weight.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 12:10:52 PM »

I should have brought my camera with me to the quilt shop yesterday where i fixed her walking wheel and spun on it .... dang.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 01:15:59 PM »

Inez, that mohair is gorgeous.  Love the color.  Any idea what you'll do with it?

My yarn this week is similar stuff -- the Sheep Shed white mill ends with lots of mohair in it.  It's a 2-ply I call "rose garden."  (I was singing "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden" in my head the whole time I was spinning it.)  I have pics of the entire process on this one.

Dye applied and ready to go into the oven:


Dyed roving:


Finished yarn, long view:


Finished yarn, up close:
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011 01:36:14 PM »

Everyone has done such a great job! Love it!    Cheesy

Here is my energized core-spun yarn out of recycled sari silk.  It's very pretty, but OMG it was such a PITA to make.


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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011 01:39:37 PM »

Oooh! Everyone's yarns are gorgeous!

volomortuus- I especially love your first yarn! Reminds me of ice and snow.

Inez- the color is gorgeous!

nikschaf- I think "Rose Garden" is a perfect name for the yarn. Thanks for sharing the whole process, too Smiley

fancyarbor- Wow!! I've spun sari silk before and I loved the outcome. The colors are so vivid. Corespinning it must have been a total b*tch, though. lol It came out great, though Smiley

I only have one yarn to share this week. I haven't been spinning as much lately Sad School and kids demand much too much of my time! lol I also haven't made a whole lot of progress on carding the alpaca I had washed.

SDC15253 by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr

560 yards 14-15 WPI 2 ply superwash merino.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011 01:51:18 PM »

I love how uniform the yarn is.  I still have a hard time keeping my gauge consistent throughout the yarn.  Need more practice! Smiley
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