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« on: June 13, 2013 12:53:55 PM »

Okay ... so it's Thursday ... it has to be Friday somewhere!!

This is a brown Shetland plied with a purple Mohair/Alpaca.  250 yards



And a electric green 2-ply Corriedale (30 grams / 130 yards).  I dyed this roving a couple of years ago & just found it!!



Next up is another hand dyed Corriedale 44 grams

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013 01:00:27 PM »

Gorgeous! I love that first one.  beautiful hues and tones of purple in there.  Subtle, but just enough!  That green is BRIGHT.  and I can't wait to see the corriedale spun up. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013 01:06:42 PM »

I totally just remembered I have yarns to share!!  Both are freely spun, or "art yarns" if you will.

Yarn 1- From Soul Fibre Studio, a 3.4oz Art Batt.  Core spun, coiled, and then coiled again.  ~4 yards

Yarns by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Yarns by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And a batt I won from By The Fibreside Podcast/blog.  I corespun, coiled and plied it upon itself.  3 yards.

Yarns by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013 01:36:58 PM »

Bella--your yarns are lovely...what do you do with such small yardage?
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013 03:05:19 PM »

Bella--your yarns are lovely...what do you do with such small yardage?

Thanks! The second one will be a necklace (or 2)  and the first I'm still undecided about. I think I'm going to save it for trim on the Landskin I really want to make...
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013 05:24:40 PM »

Love the colors, Cyndi!
Bella, WOW! Those are cool! I mean, those are really really cool. I'm impressed.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013 05:31:50 PM »

Thanks!! The best part is that I was mostly trying to achieve balance! lol  I love how they turned out though.  They were fun to spin!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013 06:56:35 PM »

Wow Bella!  Those coiled are mind blowing!  Love them!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013 07:22:25 PM »

OMFG YOU COILED COILS. We don't have a mind-is-blown emoticon O.o

Ahem...

My contributions:

Mohair locks tailspun onto alpaca. Rav stash page.



Unicorn princess! Cormo, polwarth and bamboo. Rav stash page.



And my current project is a corespun roses yarn for a tea cozy. Rav stash page.

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013 09:54:41 PM »

Okay ... this:



became this tonight:  About 130 yards.  I haven't washed it yet, so I'm not sure how it will bloom on me.



In the meantime, I have been harvesting radishes from the garden, slicing & dehydrating them, then grinding them up (I use it in my seasoning powder).  When I rinsed my blender, I had a beautiful pinkish/purple water.  What's a fiber artist to do??  Yup, I added some vinegar and stuck some washed locks into it.

 

Ahhh, just a tinge of pink, SO ...



grabbed some pink dye & spot added it.  



It still reminds me of a radish at this point!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013 10:22:11 PM »

So, I haven't been on craftster in a few years, but I felt like I really should share this. I finally spun up some rolags I received in my first ever craftster swap from nicolassa. I remember when I got them I thought they were too pretty to spin, so they've been sitting in a box for the past 5 years! I believe it's merino, bamboo, silk noil, and angelina, 190 yards.





I also spun this one this week. Not from the swap, but gifted to me a long time ago. It's 80% angora/ 20% merino, 180 yards.

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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013 03:57:37 AM »

Wow!  Ahh, Friday fiber fix!!  Such lovely yarns and fibers this week. Thanks for sharing ladies.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013 06:09:11 AM »

I think this is the coolest FF ever. Corespun roses?! Radish dyeing?! HOLY STUFF LADIES! Ah, you all intrigue me. And blow my flipping mind! I agree, Cyndi, about it still looking like a radish. Super sweet.
Feverdream, isn't it funny how we do that? I can't spin it, I can't spin it! It's too special! HA! I'm glad you spun it up. I love it. And I love that blue stuff too. I have the perfect tag project in mind for that. Ah, dreams...
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013 06:34:30 AM »

Thanks Ladies!!
Alexus - That first one is really fun! and the last one is AWESOME. 1- I can't belive you can corespin on a spindle.  2- I cant believe you can get add ins spun in too...  I have trouble spinning a single on a spindle as it is LOL
MLF  That Corrie turned out so nice!  And I love that Radish yarn.  It totally looks like radishes
feverdream - Those are both gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing them.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013 08:01:30 AM »

FeverDream - love, love that first one!!

Core spinning on a spindle?  I'm in awe!
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2013 04:18:01 AM »

Hi everyone! I'm loving all the yarns, and I'm glad that Fiber Friday is still going on. I don't have pics this week, but should have some next week. Minor camera trouble to resolve first.

My cardboard and bangle bracelet spindles are still going strong. I use them about as much as I use the wheels. I have had to glue gun the whorls back in place a couple of times, but I beat them up a lot. They go on city buses and end up getting knocked around in my bag all day long. They also go with me to the park while Ian plays. They are a great conversation-starter. I need to make some new and  prettier ones someday, but I've been too busy spinning. Wink

Alexus, that rose yarn is amazing! Core-spinning on a drop spindle is really difficult.

Edited so I could bring something to the party. This was made a while back, but not posted on Craftster yet. I spun up a bunch of yarns by holding 2 cotton sweater strands together and frogging them right onto the spinning wheel. Then I n-plyed them. These will be accent yarns in woven cotton dishtowels. I call this yarn cotton clownbarf. It's pretty random. Grin While this was a fun project, I would strongly recommend the wheel-frogging be done outside, with a dust mask on. Tons of dust flew out of the yarn as I frogged it. TONS. You could give yourself a nasty case of brown-lung if you do it a lot. I did these in the house, and I won't try that again, ever. Now that it's nice outside, I'm planning to add to my stash of these yarns.


Here are 2 pieces of sweater, and the resulting yarn. Get a few unloved stripey and plain sweaters, combine them different ways--the possibilities are endless.

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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2013 07:47:26 AM »

LL!  those are Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2013 08:36:35 AM »

AWesome recycling!
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2013 10:18:21 AM »

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! I think the roses yarn is my third corespun. I picked up a trick in a YouTube video: put your core yarn on ANOTHER spindle! Combined with exclusive park-and-drafting, it's a tedious endeavor but perfectly doable. I don't have the cash or really even the space for a wheel, so I spin exclusively on spindles for now. However, I might end up saving up for a Pocket Wheel. The one year wait time is a bit off-putting, though. I've also been eyeballing abandoned bicycle parts (a front wheel and forks) in the woods behind where I work, contemplating how I might build an accelerated quill wheel, castle style. I've been thinking it'd work like an accelerated great wheel, only small and treadle-powered.

Holy camoley, LaughingLark! Frogging straight into spinning??? That's INGENIOUS! I am so stealing your idea. Your new and improved yarns are very cool.

I love Fibre Friday, so much to drool over Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2013 07:12:25 PM »

LL, Too cool! I need to pin this page so I can remember all those details you gave us. Thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2013 05:32:56 AM »

Thanks! Smiley

When you frog the two sweater strands onto the wheel, makes sure that you add plenty of twist. You want the yarn to really snap together when you check the twist. This is a cabled yarn. I cannot stress the need for the dust mask enough. I have asthma and I had some heath problems for a couple of weeks as a result of trying this without a mask. It's an outdoor project. Cotton is super dusty! I haven't tried doing this with a wool yarn yet, but I imagine that the speed of the unraveling would make some dust and little fibers fly, too.
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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2013 07:37:36 AM »

I've heard good things about the pocket wheel.  I'd like to try one in person, just to feel that baby spin. But it's so very tempting, since both my wheels are quite big. One day... in the far off future.  lol
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2013 06:50:22 PM »

Each yarn is more beautiful than the one before. I want to touch them and rub them on my skin! The colors are so rich and intense. How can you decide what to make from them?
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