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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011 05:21:33 PM »

I made a set of those last year?  they died... LOL  I'm on the look out for a set of metal tooth picks, like the hairdressers have, I think they'd survive me better Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011 09:07:44 PM »

Yeah, knowing Belladune I would think she would need heavier duty tools than rest of us. Well, maybe not than me but the rest of YOU...  Wink
B, I do like your color, though. I prefer rolags to batts myself but it's all personal choice, right?

Lark, that Blushing Plum is beautiful! What will you do with it? Very nice for singles. I can only spin singles on a drop spindle. Bravo you! I should try beehives, just so I can be like you Wink And that sweater stuff... !!! Eep! I am such a hippy. And a red head. 70s colors look great on redheads. ( WinkWink, nudge nudge!) Cute kid, too.

Oh, Belladune, did you know I wisted you? I think I tried to pass it off as wisting your shawl but who am I kidding? It was really you I wist for! Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011 06:30:06 AM »

yeah... I'm a bit rough on my homemade combs... >.> Smiley  And i'm just a bit lazy when it comes to my hand cards.   But I do use them!  And I need another set of super fine ones as well...  Did you know that becoming a Master Spinner requires a heck of a lot of tools?  Only my teacher told me to never get a picker... Said they were monsters that would destroy any wool they touch..... so I guess that's one thing I wont be getting, saving me a bit....

Also, I'm flattered!  Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011 11:14:51 AM »

Thanks, Jexx, the plum is going to be a weaving yarn. Probably part of a scarf or a shawl, once I have a good range of colors spun. Smiley

Wool pickers are dangerous. The safest kind would probably be the Kaydessa box-style pickers, but I imagine any picker will tear up your wool a lot. I might get one of the box pickers for all the Suffolk I can get around here, but would never want one for nicer wool. I've also heard that with the  big swing pickers, one has to watch to keep their boobage out of the way. That's quite enough to scare me off! Shocked

Here is a box picker in use. It's kitten proof. Or at least safer around curious kitties.  Smiley
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUF_i0J8QJs&feature=related
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011 02:11:27 PM »

I was thinking a box picker,  just because I know the free wool around here isn't the nicest stuff.  I know I'd never in my life put my BFL in there.  Or a scottish black face.  Or any longer wool for that matter.   
And now that I've watched the vid (the kitten is cute)  I don't see why it's a terrible tool, especially if you want a woollen yarn (which is what shorter staples are good for) 
The swing ones scare the bejebus out of me!
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2011 12:21:33 PM »

I just scored some awesome acrylic roving... it's like pencil roving, but it's super fun on the wheel. Am I the only one who uses a boring old traditional ashford, I mean, I have nothing but a scotch brake and a drive band! I am so in lust with the wheels I see you all using.
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2011 12:59:30 PM »

LOL!  I have an Ashford Traveler.  Single drive and brake band gives better control, but you can pound out the yarn on a double drive.   But there's nothing wrong with an Ashford, be it a Traditional, Elizabeth, Traveler, Joy or otherwise.  If it makes twist enter your yarn, you're set!  But i lust after a few wheel still too Smiley
Can't wait to see what comes of this acrylic roving you found Cheesy
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