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Topic: My first fiber friday! (new spinner) Nov. 25 2011  (Read 911 times)
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« on: November 25, 2011 01:09:24 PM »

I have always lurked and admired the beautiful yarns spun here. This term I took a spinning class and got to learn how to do it myself! I finally got them all off the spools so I could show you...my first four skeins!







They are aranged from left to right, starting with my first spinning and ending with the one I just finished. I think I've improved!

The first and second yarns are two ply made with white wool rovingreally funky because I was still learning.

The third yarn is a navajo three ply using brown wool roving I was still spinning quite thick, so I could barely get the plied yarn through the orifice! I loved the color, too bad we didn't have more of it to work with.

The fourth yarn is also a navajo three ply, this time using white rolags that I carded myself, about 80 percent wool and 20% alpaca. I finally learned how to spin finer stuff! I've got more of this on the spool too. I have never dyed yarn before, but I would really like to dye this one. I'll test a little bit first though, to make sure I like it.




I'm not sure I've described everything with the right terms here since I'm so new to this, but thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011 01:20:53 PM »

Gorgeous! I'm learning with a drop spindle and wish my first looked as nice as your first. I still can't ply yet. Can;t wait to see these dyed! I'm sure they'l look amazing Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011 02:19:27 PM »

Those are beautiful first yarns.  You should be very proud of yourself!
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011 04:07:06 PM »

You described everything just right.

Such an improvement from your first to fourth yarns!  Very good on your head!

I like your yarns very much.  Keep showing more!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011 04:13:09 PM »

Lovely first spins!!!!  You've definitly got the knack for it, given your 4th is quite even!  keep at it!
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