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Topic: Fiber Friday Sept. 23, 2011  (Read 2890 times)
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LaughingLark
« on: September 23, 2011 04:30:57 PM »

I guess I'll start us off this week. I've been working on some singles that I will be using as weft on my rigid heddle loom. The bright one is the batts my four year old and I made together a couple of weeks ago.  Smiley




And this one is also going to be weft for a scarf. Planning out my Christmas gift weaving projects. There is a bunch of angelina in this one, but my camera does not like to show the sparkle.


I joined a challenge on Facebook for making an anti-yarn handspun. Not sure what I'll do yet, but it can't be fabric or any regular spinning fiber, and wool can be only used as needed to "glue" the yarn together, and preferably no wool or traditional fibers at all. I might show up here with a wacky yarn next week, if I get my idea by then... Smiley

I'm thinking a leather yarn. We are supposed to use no more than five dollars worth of stuff from the thrift shop for our yarn, or use stuff that is in our home. I have to get my head around how to make a leather yarn that is also an art yarn. I might end up going off on a totally different tangent. I haven't had time to run to the thrift shop yet this week.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011 05:16:56 PM »

Beautiful yarns!  Good luck with the challenge!  Also, can you share this page that issues the challenges?

I have one  yarn that I finally pulled off the bobbin today.  I just haven't clicked it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011 05:36:47 PM »

Sure, let's see if this link works:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262937263737317

Can't wait to see your yarn. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011 05:58:05 PM »

cool! The link worked. Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011 07:05:12 AM »

Alright here it is.  The twist isn't set, but it's insanely even, none the less.

~414 yards, lace/fingering weight.  50% merino, 50% misc wool (likely romney?) 


No name by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


no name by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011 09:39:09 AM »

Yummy yarns  this week!  Love the yarn from the batt you and your kiddo made, LaughingLark.  That challenge sounds really fun!  I hope you'll post whatever it is you come up with next Fiber Friday.

Bella -- your yarn is crazy even and looks so soft.  Lovely!  What will you do with it?

I didn't do anything crafty this week.  Hopefully I'll get back to it next week.
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011 09:44:18 AM »


Thank you for sharing the link -- from the challenge entries in the link, it looks like a very interesting and inspiring group!
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011 11:29:21 AM »

Thanks! As for what I'll do with it... look at it. LOL  I have no immediate plans for it, and not enough patience to knit anything that thin!
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jexxican
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011 10:28:34 AM »

Wow! That is so bright!
Bella, that is so even! I almost want to eat it, like sherbet.
You guys are awesome.
I'll share some this coming week.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011 10:33:39 AM »

Sherbert!!  What a great name for it!  Lemon Lime Sherbert!
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LaughingLark
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011 03:17:44 PM »

Yes, sherbet is what that yarn makes me think of, too. Yum!

I know it's not Friday anymore, but I finished a challenge yarn with stuff in my house. It's pretty far removed from my leather yarn idea. Yes, I do have A.D.D., and I just roll with it. Cheesy
This is 2 plies of Z-spun curling ribbon plied together with clumps of shredded mylar (the kind used in gift bags). Ian helped by handing me the mylar as I plied. I think this is tail spinning, sort of.  Cheesy This was done outside. Messy, messy fun! I think I might try making some more of this with commercial yarn, so it won't be as stiff as the ribbon. Then I can use it as a garland. We can't have it anywhere our cats can reach it though. Tinsel and Easter grass type stuff are potentially deadly if cats swallow them.



I will still try a thrift shop yarn. This was a bad week for getting out and doing shopping. We can make more than one yarn, so maybe I still will make a leather yarn... 
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011 04:45:43 PM »

That would be an encasement yarn!  I'm planning to spin an encasement yarn with feathers one day.   But I do love your shiny sparkly wonderful un-yarn!
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