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« on: January 31, 2014 10:59:49 AM »

Woot woot!

Yarn!!!!

8+oz of merino, who knows what in terms of yardage. dk-light worsted ish.

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And this is my Journey to the Golden Fleece Fiber Creativity course Module 1 yarn.  It's pretty personal, so I'm just going to give ya the picture.  It's not long, but a brief synopsis of technique would go as follows:  one N-plied blue silk single, 'candy cane' plied with variegated purple crochet cotton  (you may or may not be able to find that out there on the webs... It may be a secret Journey technique) then, a core is added, and the blue silk becomes just a single and the purple continues along too. Teased Mohair locks are then added to cover the core four about 8 yards or so.  The purple and blue disappear on occasion, under the black/silver mohair locks.  At nearly the end, a big pink slub, and the pink core and purple thread, and blue silk is all twisted together.

Module 1 Journey to the Golden Fleece Yarn by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

If you are interested in the Journey to the Golden fleece course, Suzy and Arlene are opening sign ups for a second running TOMORROW!!  Go here to join the journey!

What have you guys been up to lately?
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014 04:05:19 PM »

Bella that blue is stunning. I love it. The golden fleece sounds interesting, definitely intriguing.

Spun my silk! It came out so thin, I want to try embroidery with it. a sea scape maybe. I used some of it held with a strand of pink acrylic, on the feet of a Pegasus I just crocheted my niece. Super cute!



I spun this back in November at a Potter's Guild show. Why I haven't show it sooner, I don't know. It reminds me of clouds in the sky.


I also finished some white on a drop spindle I was demoing at the same Show but I'm going to leave it on the spindle and use it some day to play with, maybe. No pic.

I was supposed to go to a spin group today but alas, life happens and people go to the hospital.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014 04:32:45 PM »

Thanks Jexx!  that silk is super thin! great work!  It would embroider up nicely!  Your bubble coils are always so great.  Hope who ever went to the hospital is ok.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014 04:52:04 PM »

Thanks Belladune. It's my husband. He'll be fine. I don't feel anxious about it so that's good because I'm usually anxious about everything.

I won some fiber from the Phatfiber giveaways. I think this makes the 5th time I've won. Woohoo.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014 05:23:37 PM »

That's awesome!  I never win when it comes to those give aways. Congrats!
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014 09:34:44 PM »

Holy cow, Belladune! I LOVE your Golden Fleece yarn!!! Just sitting in a little pile, it has great movement Cheesy I'm looking forward to seeing your next 7 yarns!

Yay for sky yarn, Jexxican! I love the different tones of colour Cheesy

I almost didn't make it into yet another FF, but here's what I've got for show and tell! Of course, nothing is washed Tongue

While visiting my boyfriend last weekend, I spun up an alpaca bun sample from Dyeing For Colour. I think it's alpaca and mohair, but it was in a grab bag, so no way to be sure. The pinks and blues give an overall purple impression from a distance. It's my thinnest yarn to date, laceweight-ish, 0.3 oz.



Recently I bought a huuuuge destash of random fibres, so after sorting it all by colour, there were bits and pieces of "junk" left over. I combined it with the spinny leavings on my desk with the help of my "new" (vintage) 3.9 oz Turkish kirman spindle. It's 29 feet (and 0.4 oz) of super-bulky KARAZY!



And I would have shared this last week if I weren't in the car spinning an alpaca bun in the car that day Tongue Here's my first support spindle spun yarn! I made this on my homemade support spindle, which is just a weird metal fitting on a sharpened dowel. I think this is an alpaca-silk blend from World of Wool out of a botany lap waste bag. It wasn't very well blended (what with being "waste"), so I carded it just enough to redistribute the white and black. The silk was still pretty stuck together though, so not my favourite yarn, but I am immensely proud. Egads, does winding the cop strain the wrist, though! I had to keep switching hands with every handful of fluff after I butterflied and wound onto the main cop. It's a slightly poofy fingering, DK-ish yarn at 1.3 oz. No idea of the length, but it sure took awhile to wind my andean bracelet, and then wind the ply ball, and then OMG, what was I thinking, I plied it supported, too...

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014 05:43:38 AM »

Thanks, Alexus!  Your yarns are wonderful! That first blue/purple one is incredibly even. Heck, so is the last one...  great work! the middle one would make a great accent yarn to. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014 08:15:52 AM »

Thanks :-) I'm getting pretty good at keeping an eye on what's already on the cop.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014 06:40:45 AM »

Every one of these is so lush looking! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014 06:44:56 AM »

Thanks HSG!
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