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« on: July 15, 2012 12:29:09 AM »

I've decided this is best used for a rustic embroidery. I did not ply the yarn because the color twist is so delicate, I felt plying would muddy it up. So I just set it as-is. This is kool-aid dyed using grape, cherry, orange, lemonaid, and lime. In an Arts & Sciences craft night we played with kool-aid dye, and I think every one of us dyed our own portion of roving in "multi color" using lines of each color to see how they turned out. Essentially, 5 of us created similar "rainbow" rovings... because we just didn't trust that ours wouldn't turn out so much cooler than everyone else's. LOL.





I'm so happy with how this turned out. And it still smells like kool-aid Smiley 


On another note: if you get used to spinning very fine, is it very hard to get back into spinning "larger/thicker"? This is 35 wraps per inch.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 01:11:08 AM »

really gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012 05:54:41 AM »

Beautiful job.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012 07:10:54 AM »

Gorgeous. I just ordered some hand-spun embroidery thread from Dragonfly Lotus designs. I'm excited to try it out. Have you stitched with this yet? How do you like it? What kind of fiber of is it?

To answer your question: as far as I am concerned it is very hard to get spinning thicker again once you start spinning thin, but if I pre-draft to the thickness I want and try to not draft while spinning it helps.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 04:59:47 PM »

jexxican: thanks for the tip Smiley And no, I've not tried stitching with it yet. It's actually being sent as part of a craft swap. The 2nd half of the wool I spun out yesterday, not quite as carefully so there were a few slightly thicker bits, and I plied it this morning... plying didn't ruin the colors as I thought it would. I only know the fiber is wool: no idea what kind of sheep, as we just all snagged a length of roving that the instructor had without asking what kind.
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