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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011 06:24:42 PM »

A vote here for Jacey Bogg's video -- I really like it!
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011 10:19:35 PM »

LaughingLark I love your art yarn!  Such very cool textures, and they look like they'd be fun to work with Smiley

nikschaf, what a beautiful color!  I love that pink.

Puppy_girl, those colors are amazing and wonderfully "Fall".  Maybe you could use the yarn as an accent in a hat?  It would make a cool brim.

And here's my contribution, about 400 yards of superwash merino/tencel that I'm planning on turning into a pair of Talking Fish socks

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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2011 03:19:53 AM »

I finally took pics of a few things...

These two are fiber from my friend's MIL's sheep, dyed by my friend on her wood stove.

Crystal Blue Persuasion:


Dark Chocolate Swirl:


Then, dyed fiber is still fiber, so fair game for Fiber Friday, right?  This is some really gorgeous angora mohair that I hand painted.  the colors combined with the sheen of the fiber reminds me of beetle wings:


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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2011 04:45:30 AM »

Puppy Girl, I also like the idea for using that pretty yarn in a hat.

ariaya, that is a gorgeous sock yarn!

BertaBerta, I love your yarns! And that angora mohair is to die for. Jacquard dyes?  Smiley


Here is the yarn I was working on and finished yesterday. I took the pic right before bed, but I was too tired to upload it to Photobucket and post. But it was still done in time for FF.  Wink When I make these yarns, I like to include at least one, but preferably two yarns that I dyed. I like to break my dyes on purpose so I will get random color changes. It adds a great deal to the fun I have spinning them.



I really, really, really want the Boggs DVD. I am going to drop many hints at christmas. I know it's a good investment, but I just can't stretch my budget quite that far  for a DVD right now. The drum carder was a MAJOR score at this time. Another big spinning expense is next. I am learning that I will probably be much happier if I get the conversion kit to turn my Babe DT Production wheel into a bulky wheel that has huge bobbins. The maiden/flyer/support for all that runs about $180.00. I'll have to raise that myself somehow. I'm not confident enough in the quality of my spinning work to sell it online yet, so I might open a jewelry shop online somewhere and or have a rummage sale for the $$. I'm kind of in a hurry to get it.  Grin

I'm a SAHM, and we are doing okay, just don't have a lot for extras.

 Hmmm...If only the family singing voice hadn't skipped over me. I could take my wheel and go out busking. Cheesy "The singing spinner" LOL. My mom has an awesome voice (even now in her eighties), my oldest son is a singer in a rock band. I have pipes, too, but they are random sometimes. I have good and bad singing days. People would probably pay me to take my wheel and go away. Back to drawing board. Heh.

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2011 12:21:08 PM »

The dyes are by Jacquard, but my local craft store only carried their iDye packets, meant for dying a solid color in the washing machine.  Obviously I don't have the patience to wait for the right dye to come in the mail, so I bought the iDye and figured I'd just make it work.

I mixed it up with water and vinegar at a really high concentration in squirt bottles and used it that way to do the painting.  Seems to have worked a-ok.
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011 08:03:08 AM »

You guys are awesome. L.Lark, I'm really digging that dragon yarn. I hear you about the SAHM budget. 40$ for a DVD? Nah, don't even have the time to watch it. Maybe later in life?
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011 04:48:24 PM »

Yeah, I'm in the SAHM boat too.  That's what's caused me to "embrace" dyeing my own roving.  Can't afford anything but mill ends to dye myself!  Wink
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