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Question: What should our "theme" be?  (Voting closed: January 09, 2012 10:55:31 AM)
Work with 4oz of wool - 2 (11.8%)
Sheep to Scarf - 4 (23.5%)
Sheep to a specific shawl that is knited or crocheted - 1 (5.9%)
Spin it fun, and create something unique - 3 (17.6%)
Work with 6oz of wool - 2 (11.8%)
Fiber to Fashion -spin how much you want, turn it into what you want. - 5 (29.4%)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012 12:40:47 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401336.msg4722372#msg4722372

The gauntlet has be thrown!  Get your dye/spin/knit etc. on!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012 06:27:00 AM »

PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
The wonderful Colleen at Flannelberry Fiber has donated our prize for this round!
She's one for choice, so she's offering your choice of one of the following:

a 25$ gift Certificate
or
a Grab bag of exotic fibers!

I know what I would choose, which would you pick?
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012 07:07:09 AM »

yay!  what to make...what to make?  hm...off to search patterns.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2012 08:35:10 PM »

I have a question - does the item need to be made entirely out of yarn? 

For example, if you spun some yarn and then incorporated that along with some unspun fiber into a felted item, would that be acceptable, or does it need to be yarn-only? I am asking because it is possible to felt with just yarn (not fulling of a knit/woven/crocheted item but just plain felting of yarn), but it is easier to do so when you can use at least a bit of fiber to help bind the yarn better.

There are also sewing techniques where you lay out yarn and then stitch all over it to form a fabric just out of yarn and the sewing thread.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012 09:07:49 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398318.msg4730789#msg4730789
Ptarmic, I feel your question is somewhat similar to the one I linked above. 

Yes, that would be an acceptable method of making your finished item.  Baer in mind that it has to be a worn item, as it is fleece to Fashion, and not just end product.    Just be sure that you spin at least 51%+ of your fiber.
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012 01:11:42 AM »

Question... This is fleece to fashion, and not roving to fashion? And if so: is it possible to get pre-washed fleece somewhere? I've got a raw fleece in my closet but the friend that gave it to me said she saves fleece washing days for the hottest days in summer. Being middle of winter, I don't have room for it to be laid out to dry. Roving to fashion would be easier as I have some of that. Also I have washed/combed/carded fiber that I pre-mordanted years ago but never dyed.

Also: would a bracelet or necklace from fiber count? Or only a larger "worn" thing?

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012 05:22:17 AM »

Oh,it's Fiber to fashion, any fiber you want! It can be a batt, it can be roving, and it doesn't necessarily need to be wool!

And to your second question, as long as it's fashion, it counts! So it could be a headband, or a sweater or a skirt or a bracelet!  As long as it has been spun, dyed and made into something you can wear!
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012 02:34:03 PM »

Thanks Smiley I'm in, then.
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012 01:14:35 PM »

Okay Bella, in the rules it States the order is fiber, dye, spin, knit/crochet whatever. But what if we spin, then dye? Is that okay? I have already started my spinning and want to dye afterwards.
if so I am totally in.
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012 01:57:29 PM »

Yup, dyeing afterwards is totally cool.  So long as there is a dye component some where in the mix, it's all good! 

Can't wait to see what everyone is doing this time around!  Sounds like there are at least a few entries!
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