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Topic: Fiber Friday November 11th 2011  (Read 2532 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011 05:23:08 AM »

thanks Cyndi, happy to bring you joy!
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011 12:25:54 PM »

So Belladune, you planning on sharing? Wink I love the first rovings, and I know you don't like the coloring in the last ones but I sure think they would look nice spun worsted. Very fluffy but manly at the same time, you know?

Yes, Peach, keep it up! Join us!

I have been spinning a little but have no finished product to show for it. I have been mostly using some of my spins. One was for a swap that I haven't sent out yet and the other was supposed to be for that same swap but the colors I decided needed to be for a little girl instead of a grown lady so I frogged it and crocheted the same pattern but in the toddler size. I LOVE using handspun! Why was I trying to sell this stuff? I love it! It is as nice to use as it is to spin. Maybe I'll get some pics up in the Spun to Finished thread soon.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011 02:15:36 PM »

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So Belladune, you planning on sharing?  I love the first rovings, and I know you don't like the coloring in the last ones but I sure think they would look nice spun worsted. Very fluffy but manly at the same time, you know?

Nope, you'll just have to wait, it's been snowing and cold and no sun for a few days, so you will all have to wait until next week.  Besides. there'll be even more by then Wink  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011 05:38:51 PM »

I've started weaving with some of my yarns this week. Here is one of the batts that my five year old son drum carded. It's the bright yarn from FF a couple of weeks ago. Now it is the weft in this scarf. Smiley The warp is commercial wool that I dyed. I'm hoping that soon I'll have the confidence to warp with my own singles--not yet.
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011 06:10:22 PM »

Wow! That is so great! Weaving is another craft I admire. That is going to be one bright, cheery scarf. I am jealous of those who get to behold it's goodness in person when you get it done.
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011 06:11:10 PM »

beautiful scarf in the make!  
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011 06:17:35 PM »

Thanks. It's a fun antidote for the boring masculine colors I'm spinning right now. I'll be weaving brown stuff soon, but I think I'll weave guy thing, weave a bright thing, and go back and forth until I get all my gifts done. This scarf is for me, since it has Ian's first batts in it. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011 07:48:58 PM »

I've started weaving with some of my yarns this week. Here is one of the batts that my five year old son drum carded. It's the bright yarn from FF a couple of weeks ago. Now it is the weft in this scarf. Smiley The warp is commercial wool that I dyed. I'm hoping that soon I'll have the confidence to warp with my own singles--not yet.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Weaving%20projects/ProgressonthescarfmadewithIansbatt.jpg

This is absolutely Gorgeous! I totally adore the colors. If my first weave is only 1/4 as wonderful, I'll be a happy camper.
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2011 02:25:11 PM »


This is absolutely Gorgeous! I totally adore the colors. If my first weave is only 1/4 as wonderful, I'll be a happy camper.

Your first weave will have lumpy bumpy edges, the beat will be uneven, and if you are me, it will be wool and felt when you try to wet finish it.  You will love it to pieces anyway.  It's like a special child.  Just remember how everyone's first spinning goes- first weave is like that.  You love it for it's imperfections.
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LaughingLark
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2011 03:09:11 PM »

Textilejnkie said it perfectly. It takes a while to get the rhythm, like learning a piece of music. Save your first weave.  Smiley

I finally dyed a commercial yarn that I liked the colorway to go with the San Clemente Sunset single I spun last spring.   This yarn has lumps, slubs and thick spots. I was trying to spin a really even yarn, but hadn't been spinning for very long at that point. I find that I love weaving with yarns that are bit lumpy. So much more texture and visual interest. From now on, I will probably not try to fight with my fiber as much, and enjoy the imperfection when it happens.
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