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Topic: Fiber Friday 06/14/2013  (Read 2984 times)
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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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