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« on: November 04, 2011 11:16:58 AM »

Wewt!  What's everyone been up to this week?


all lined up by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

The red and orange are from the sheep I got to help shear!  So fun to beable to take it straight from sheep to yarn!  I might ply them together, or just ply them upon themselves.

Dorset Cross by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Dorset Cross by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

This brown/blue one will be plied with a single of the brown, hopefully by the end of the weekend.

Wool with wool coccoons by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And this is silk I've been working on for months.... I keep getting distracted.

Silk by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And this is some yarn from the sheep I helped shear, as well.  It's for a project for the farmers!  The skein on the left was plied by me, and the skein on the right was plied by my son.

Dorset cross by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Anywhoo, Happy Fiber Friday!


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011 11:42:43 AM »

Awesome yarns Bella!  I love that you've got your kid plying yarns as well Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011 12:58:44 PM »

Thanks!
He didn't do the best job, but it's practice for when he finally is able to draft without breaking the fibers!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011 07:37:00 PM »

Belladune, those are all beautiful. I love that blue and brown one!

I have a silk scrap yarn done, but no photo yet. Will post it tomorrow. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011 07:39:54 PM »

thanks LL!  I can't wait to see youe silk scrap yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011 08:05:31 PM »

I remember when you posted your son's first spin, from pencil roving. I am loving the red and orange, though I don't think I would like them as much plied together.

Here's my offering, meant to post it a week or 2 ago. Oops! Some of that stuff I was given (that I still don't know what to do with the rest of it) there was some roving that I carded and spun worsted and I think I made it 2 ply with itself but I can't think with these buttheads talking nerdy behind me. They would be mad if I just told them to shove it. BAH!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011 08:12:28 PM »

I think it has a charm all it's own, Jexx.  Very fluffy.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011 01:18:06 AM »

Beautiful yarns! 

No spinning for me this week.  I've been busy knitting from my handspun.  I think the skein from last week is begging to be knit into a lace pattern leggings for my DIL.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011 04:00:20 AM »

Hi,

I love the oranges and reds. I've only recently started dying wool (as there are only so many white sweaters you can have!) I spin and ply before I dye but it looks like you have dyed you wool first. Resisting the urge to bombard you with questions I'll just ask:

1) What sort of dye do you use? I have been using natural plant and mineral dyes.

2) How do you re-oil the wool afterwards for spinning?
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011 06:35:22 AM »

Hi,

I love the oranges and reds. I've only recently started dying wool (as there are only so many white sweaters you can have!) I spin and ply before I dye but it looks like you have dyed you wool first. Resisting the urge to bombard you with questions I'll just ask:

1) What sort of dye do you use? I have been using natural plant and mineral dyes.

2) How do you re-oil the wool afterwards for spinning?

1) I use Acid dyes. The red is a Ciba brand and the oreange is Rust by Ashford.   I find acid dyes quick and easy.  Though I've nature dyed before too, I'm just not as comfortable with them yet.
2) I don't add any lanolin in.  I've always found the lanolin to be sticky and make spinning harder.

And ask away!  I'll be glad to answer the questions I can, and if I can't answer, then I'm sure someone on here would be able to.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011 03:57:19 PM »

Quozol, I use Jacquard acid dyes.

Here is my silk scrap yarn. This time I tacked the strips together with a metallic silver thread. Plied with a variegated thread. Still figuring out the most effective way to join my pieces.




I made these spindles last weekend. Those are bling-covered bangle bracelets from the dollar store. The inner whorl is painted cardboard. Smiley

The bracelet ones are VERY fun to spin on and spin a long time.


 In a Spider's Garden. This was spun for the anti-yarn challenge on my Facebook group. We were to not use traditional spinning materials. I used Halloween cobweb, cut up fake autumn flowers, and I auto-wrapped it with black sewing thread. Since the spideys would not fit through the orifice, they were plunked on later.

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011 04:16:45 PM »

beautiful yarns LL.  And those drop spindles are to die for.  So funky and fun!
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011 05:45:05 PM »

LL, that Halloween anti-yarn is great Cheesy

And love those blinged out spindles! 
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011 05:02:17 PM »

the spindles are so sparkly! i might have to make one out of pure addiction to sparkles and shiny things.  Cheesy
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