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« on: December 26, 2012 01:58:14 PM »


Hey folks!  I know we all love fibre Friday, but lately it's not been happening, or when it does, there are just a few posts of yarn.  I don't want to say we abolish fibre Friday, but what I want to encourage is that you post when ever you want/have the time/have something to share, wether it be one skein, a whole lot of yarn, a batt, or a whole lot of batts.  As to fibre Friday, you are welcome to share photos of the ones you've already posted earlier in the week, because someone might not have seen it yet. 
If it hadn't been for fibre Friday, I would never have known about spinning.  And I wonder, what would have happened if I hadn't been on that Friday, would I have seen that thumbnail image?  I want more people to stumble upon this amazing art form, and the more often it's posted, the more chances of someone who had no idea that you could even make yarn will see it and at the very least learn something new, and at the most have someone take up spinning and join us!
Please share your thoughts and feelings about this!  Are there any other ways to make this board more active? If you have any ideas, please share them here! 

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012 02:19:26 PM »

I really like this idea. I can never make Fiber Fridays! I think a lot of people miss it too, and then never get around to posting when they DO have time.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012 04:05:38 PM »

I think these are great ideas.  I still need to take the plunge and start spinning the batts I have and I definitely want to share them in FF!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012 05:31:39 PM »

I think it's a great idea. I've been spinning, but I keep missing Fiber Friday with school and work. So it seems like we'd have more opportunity to celebrate everyone's efforts this way.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012 08:53:46 PM »

Yeah! You know, people are weird about their spinning. I've read people saying how they don't spin in the summer because it's too warm to be handling all that fiber but then they don't spin in the winter because they have knitting projects to do... I'm so confused! I need to start spinning again. I agree that sometimes we don't remember on Friday, but I still like calling it "Fiber Friday" for some reason and grouping all our current efforts into one thread. I hate feeling like I'm wasting a whole thread for just my one or 2 recent spins so if others are spinning then posting all together makes it feel more communal. Yay community!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012 07:47:13 AM »

Aww, posting your own thread is never a waste! I understand wanting the larger community project feeling though. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012 10:10:39 AM »

Jungrrl is right!  It's never ever a waste to post 1 or 2 yarns!  The more yarn posted, on any given day will spread the spinning love.  Post on!  And if you want to post on a Friday, call it Fibre Friday! 
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012 11:52:38 AM »

Thanks for your answer, Belledune.  I didn't want to make something for me or someone else and boast about it be hand-dyed/spun and their telling me that it's not.

At least now I'll have an answer at the ready! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012 08:58:51 PM »

My spinning was interrupted by Christmas projects. But my dad built me a wheel for Christmas, so I will will definitely be doing some posting soon! Fiber Friday is what got me interested in spinning, too!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012 09:49:19 PM »

Belladune got me interested in spinning with some yarn she sent me in an MOH swap (making the new MOH calenders now, EEP!) but FF probably sealed the deal for me.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013 07:34:47 AM »

Like I've said, fiber Fridays are still good!!   But if its Monday, and you've taken pictures of a skein you are in love with, post it then!  You are of course welcome to share on Friday in a fiber Friday thread. And it'll be all that quicker to post,  since your pictures are uploaded.
It's like sharing what you made in a swap.  Everything you make deserves its own thread! We create something most of the world is unaware of.  Think of all the new people coming to craftster, who might not have ever seen hand spun. The more we flood the thumbnail images on the front page with hand spun yarn, the more its out there!  So spin on and post away!
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013 10:59:45 AM »

I haven't been really active on this board, but it was because of FF that I was inspired to take up spinning. I lurked on here for over a year before I took the plunge and ordered a set of drop spindles, then about a year after that I ordered a spinning wheel. I just wanted to say that no matter where, or how, completed yarns are posted I am always inspired by what others share here. I'd like to post more regularly, myself. I'm one of those people who usually doesn't spin much in the Summer, because the fiber tends to stick to my sweaty palms. Come to think of it, I don't do much knitting in the Summer months either. I need to fix that.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013 01:24:00 PM »

I think it could help if instead of having a new thread every Friday, that there can be one thread for Fiber Friday and people post in that on Friday and add to what is already there. That way if you want to look back you can and there won't be a ton of posts at once that get other things buried. Just a thought.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013 07:32:31 AM »

I miss Fiber Friday!  I have been away from Craftster (and spinning) for months.  I got into a kick of doing other types of crafts besides spinning, but looking back at the great Fiber Fridays from the Best of 2012 awards makes me want to start spinning again!

I like the idea of just posting the yarns whenever and wherever we can.  I never would have DREAMED of taking up spinning without seeing Fiber Fridays.  In fact, the idea of making my own yarn wasn't something I ever even conceived of before seeing thumbnails of handspun yarn.  I think it's cool for folks to re-post their yarns in a Fiber Friday, even if they posted it earlier in the week, because Fiber Fridays are such a fun summary of what everyone's been working on.

I miss you guys, and I miss Fiber Fridays!
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013 10:40:56 AM »

Hello Nikschaf!  it has been a while since we've seen you over here, hasn't it?   I hope you get back to spinning and sharing with us.
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013 01:30:08 PM »

Thanks, Bella!

I watched my Jacey Boggs "Sit and Spin" DVD the other day, just to get me revved up for spinning.  I won't have anything this week, but maybe next Friday!  :-)
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013 02:04:28 PM »

I can't wait to get my copy of that DVD!  I got a special gift for christmas this year, i became a backer of her next project, Ply magazine.  (Thanks Hubby! Wink ) and the level of backership I choose(got) included the DvD.   Her spin art DVD is great too. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013 06:54:53 AM »

Ooh!  I didn't know she was coming out with a magazine -- good for her, and good for you for backing it!  You will LOVE the DVD -- my son loves watching it with me.
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013 04:52:44 PM »

Jacey Boggs is going to have a MAGAZINE?!?!?! *dies*
.........i found the website.  Cheesy http://plymagazine.com/
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