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Topic: Hand spun, Hand braided wrist distaff  (Read 892 times)
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« on: March 02, 2014 07:47:33 PM »

One of the modules for my Level 3 master spinner course asks that I spin a cable plied yarn, and turn some of it into a wrist distaff. As i had mentioned in the 28th of February Fiber Friday, this yarn took me all day to make 40 yards. I did not end up needing 40 yards, but it's always better to have more then enough, isn't it?


Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


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How it looks on a human wrist:

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Method:  I took 3- 5 foot lengths of the yarn, and braided them in the center. From there I had 6 (more or less) equal lengths of yarn to braid.  I used this flat braid (method 2) tutorial for about 6.5 inches and switched to this round 6 strand braid tutorial for about 7 inches.  I added a bead, and tied some knots, and voila. done.  It took significantly less time to braid this thing then it did to spin the required yarn.  But I can check that one off my list! Hurray!

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014 07:49:02 PM »

As always, I'm in awe of your work.

Now ... what's a distaff? Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014 08:07:51 PM »

haha! A distaff is a spinning tool that is used to hold your finer while you spin it into yarn.  Sometimes, fibre can get caught up in your spindle, or in the length of yarn you are making. This helps that to not happen Smiley

p.s. Thanks!! Cheesy Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014 09:14:27 PM »

Thank you for sharing@
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014 06:56:25 AM »

Very cool, Bella. I like the glass bead you added. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014 08:06:49 AM »

You're welcome, and thank you!  I wish black was an easier color to photograph. It's hard to see the detail of the braiding, but then again it's hard to see it in real life too. So I guess.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014 08:39:42 AM »

Cool! I may have to give something like this a try. Spinning fiber scares me but I want to try it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014 10:31:04 AM »

So, you spun to create something to help you spin...that's neat! Wink
Great breading.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014 08:29:31 AM »

Kittykill, DO IT! You can even someday learn to spin your own thread to stitch with, Isn't that rad?! DO IT.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2014 05:18:26 PM »

I second Jexx's motion. DOOOO ITTTTT!!!!!!  Grin lol
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