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« on: April 03, 2011 09:05:47 AM »



This is the result of my second time trying to spin.  I needed grey dreads for a poppet I was making and from what I read hand spun singles work best, so I thought I'd go ahead and give it a shot. The roving is grey merino from indigocranefiber on etsy. 

I had a lot harder time with spinning this than I did the first time I tried spinning. I think I really over drafted and so the fiber would keep breaking on me. Plus I kept hooking it wrong and when I'd give the spindle a spin it would unhook and go flying.

So I have a bit of fiber left over (because of my overdrafting problem) and was wondering if there was a way I could make it useable again. Is it possible to card it back together or should I just learn to felt?

BTW it worked out perfectly for the poppets hair.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011 09:18:45 AM »

It looks really like great yarn.  Both for your poppet but for knitting too.
I like it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011 10:42:56 AM »

Gorgeous second spin!  You could most definitely card the remaining fiber, or make psuedo rolags by lining up staples of fibers and rolling them over a pencil.
Here's a silly diagram:
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Pretend those lines are overlapping staples of fiber, and roll them in the direction of the arrow Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011 11:02:24 AM »

Thanks, I'll definitely try that.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011 11:38:09 AM »

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