A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 302,745
Currently Running With Scissors:
604 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My First Handspun & Dyed Yarn!  (Read 1187 times)
Tags for this thread: handspun  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
teknicolor
« on: April 29, 2013 04:04:35 PM »

Hi!

After salivating for many months of all the handspun yarn I see on Etsy and other crafty websites, I finally decided to dive in and try to make my own. It's so much more satisfying (and cheap). So, with no further ado, here's my first handspun yarn! Done on a bottom whorl drop spindle.

I broke up the 4oz of Domestic Sheep wool (corriedale I think?) into 1oz bits. I spun the first oz 'natural', then dyed it later with kool aid (I was too impatient to dye it first  Roll Eyes )





It's all wonky and not perfect by any means, but I love it! Planning on turning it (+ the other 3 oz) into some kind of bag. I don't think I'll ply it, just because it's already pretty bulky and I want to get the most I can out of this yarn. Maybe next time Smiley

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Stitch & Spin <3
jexxican
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013 04:26:05 PM »

Welcome to your new addiction hobby! That beginner yarn looks great. I love how it's spotty in parts.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
Mamaneedles
)O( * &#2384;
Offline Offline

Posts: 2185
Joined: 27-Aug-2009

Homeschooling explains a lot of my crafts!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 04:45:59 PM »

It looks great! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Blog! (and where I sell my dolls!)
I made a chidlren's book about homebirth!
yoopidou
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013 10:39:30 PM »

This seems a lot of fun. Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teknicolor
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013 10:00:38 AM »

Thanks! I really enjoyed doing it =] Definitely the beginnings of an addiction.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Stitch & Spin <3
meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 6197
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013 09:56:12 AM »

It looks great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10760
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013 10:46:26 AM »

Good job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12399
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013 07:01:07 PM »

Awesome work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nikschaf
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013 11:17:23 AM »

Very pretty!  It looks so soft!!

To this day, when I ply, I almost always ply with thread, because I hate "losing" any yardage of my handspun yarn.  I think it's because I only dye and spin small quantities at a time, and like you, I want to get the most bang for my buck.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Adobe Production Studio - Explaining Title Safe and Action Safe Guides
Adobe Production Studio - Using an Element from a 4:3 Comp in a 16:9 Comp
Adobe Production Studio - Setting Up a New Composition
Adobe Production Studio - Lower Thirds
Adobe Production Studio - Masking Out an Area and Using Pathfinder to Crop
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Bird Feeder
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.