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Alexus1325
« on: August 13, 2011 01:41:50 AM »

I drool all over your work every FF, spinners! Since I don't regularly post spun goodies, I hope it's ok that I'm making a seperate post.

I think I really like corespinning on a drop spindle! It's challenging and I wish I had a third hand, but MAN, I love the results!





You can see the rest of the shots in this Flickr set

There's various bits of yarn, scraps of woven and knit fabrics, some shreds of green/brown silk, selvedges, thread in various colours, orange suede, sparkly green net, sisal fibre taken from a burlap sack, links from a chain, and coffee dyed cotton balls, more or less.

Just gotta go set the twist and I'm all ears for ideas of what to do with all 17.4 yards of it!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011 07:32:52 AM »

WOW! this is awesome,

i would love to do some spinning! u have inspired me to digg out the stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011 12:39:12 PM »

That looks fab!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011 03:49:27 PM »

Really cool!  The great thing is that on a drop spindle you can make the yarn as bulky as you like -- no orifice to worry about!

You could couch the yarn onto fabric to make an accent pillow, or a trim on a garment.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011 02:36:08 AM »

Or couched onto a jacket! Thanks Nikschaf! I think I'll finally make-over that Parasuco denim jacket that I never wear!
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nikschaf
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011 02:33:15 PM »

Hey, cool!  Be sure to show us pics of your jacket when it's done! 

I was just thinking a yarn like that could be really cool on a handbag too.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011 08:37:58 PM »

I almost never comment on anything, but your yarn makes me think of Mrs. Weasley and that makes me really happy Grin I want a whole sweater made of that amazing stuff!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011 09:29:58 AM »

Very cool - looks texture-y and complex, layer...love it!  I saw some sweet scarves at a festival last month - they were kind of thin, and made out of yarn that was kind of top-stitched together.  Almost like the person laid many different strands of yarn out on a piece of paper (in kind of an organized chaos fashion) and then top-stitched down over everything so that the individual strands of yarn are held together by a sort of wander stitch.  I don't know how to explain it well, but that is what I'd do if I had a load of that beautiful yarn you spun!  have fun with it Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011 02:44:41 PM »

alexus, it is so eclectic! It looks like you were inspired by someones kitchen from the '70's.

Very cool - looks texture-y and complex, layer...love it!  I saw some sweet scarves at a festival last month - they were kind of thin, and made out of yarn that was kind of top-stitched together.  Almost like the person laid many different strands of yarn out on a piece of paper (in kind of an organized chaos fashion) and then top-stitched down over everything so that the individual strands of yarn are held together by a sort of wander stitch.  I don't know how to explain it well, but that is what I'd do if I had a load of that beautiful yarn you spun!  have fun with it Smiley
I saw a tutorial on how to make a scarf like this. Well the way you describe it. it might be something different but basically all you need is water soluble stabilizer and the threads/yarns/strips of whatever that you want. I should find that link again.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011 05:53:19 AM »

That is wonderful yarn! I'm learning how to do this with an Ashford Turkish spindle and recycled sweater yarns. I haven't tried a scrappy yarn yet. I absolutely LOVE yours. Very inspiring and fun.
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