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nikschaf
« on: March 30, 2012 09:32:35 AM »

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

I had fun with my yarn this week.  I've wanted to spin a feathered yarn for ages, but spinning actual feathers just wasn't working well for me and the quills are scratchy.  Then I got an idea -- shredded silk kinda looks like feathers, right?  So I shredded up some silk chiffon scarves I had laying around the house and threaded them onto some green commercial yarn I had left over from a baby gift.  Then I plied it with some white commercial yarn, also left over from a baby gift.  I'm actually really happy with how it turned out.  "The Green Fairy" - 98 yards



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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012 10:06:02 AM »

That's gorgeous! It totally looks like feathers.  well done!!  
I'm still plying the yarn I've been working on this week.  might have pics by the end of the day.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012 10:28:28 AM »

Wow, Nik! very creative. That would make a fun shawl or bag.

Haven't spun myself in a while but I am dyeing some fiber today (Koolaid!) so I can spin some Ladybug inspired something soon for a fundraiser. Will post next week.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012 12:27:17 PM »

this looks amazing , good work  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012 02:04:14 PM »

Thank you!  I think I'll try a drop-stitch scarf or shawl.  I still have more of it I can spin;  that's just what my bobbin would hold.  (Gotta get a jumbo flyer kit!!)
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012 08:22:33 PM »

That is totally cool!

No spinning this week.  Finishing up some shawls and socks.  Did have a wonderful fiber day today with friends.  We dyed about 2 lb of roving, spent a couple hours on the drum carder and spun up some of the carded roving while my friend tried out my Sonata.  I didn't get a picture of the yarn though.  Base color of bubble gum pink with greens, blues, reds, yellows & oranges lightly carded in.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012 09:42:36 AM »

Cyndi -- your fiber day sounds wonderful!  Oh I wish I had a drum carder!  Looking forward to seeing your finished objects.

Can't wait to see your yarns, Jexx and Bella.

I hope someone else posts a yarn this week;  one yarn does not a Fiber Friday make.  :-)
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012 03:45:30 PM »

Just skeined this off of the bobbin last night. Smiley
Thread plied thick & thin with sequins!


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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012 04:55:25 PM »

That is gorgeous, Shannin!

I was at a craft fair all day and spun the whole time.  Do you all want to see it now?  I wouldnt be able to share until the 13 th otherwise......




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Shannin
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012 05:02:58 PM »

That is gorgeous, Shannin!

I was at a craft fair all day and spun the whole time.  Do you all want to see it now?  I wouldnt be able to share until the 13 th otherwise......




....I know, I shouldn't even ask such a silly question.....

Yes! Post please. Smiley
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