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AmberKat
« on: June 28, 2014 10:50:54 AM »

Well Hello everyone! I've been mostly lurking, but now I have another project of mine to share! It feels like my first real project on my new(ish) spinning wheel. It started out as some plain undyed off-white roving.
Here is a before picture, after I spun it but before I dyed it. A little overspun in some places, and thick and thin too.
 I <3 it though.


It's also my first foray into kool-aid dying. It's so much fun! I tried to go for a kind of ombre effect, between black cherry and orange. Alas I did not know black cherry is such a strong color! It almost worked Wink



So what is everyone up to?
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014 11:05:53 AM »

I think that is a lovely colour effect.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014 08:16:22 AM »

These are great!  I love the gradient.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014 04:18:42 PM »

That coloring looks great! You did a great job, as usual. How much yardage did you get?

We had a spin group at my house Friday but nobody did any spinning. We learned how to go through a raw alpaca fleece and everyone got to take at least 1 bag home with them. There were some animals that hadn't been shorn in 3 years and their fleeces, oh my, it's like an 8 inch staple! WEEEEE! I also had some raw Alpaca blankets that are awesome and not nearly as dirty as that that I got locally so I've been going though that and washing it. Market starts in 2 weeks and that's what I'm spinning while I sit in public so I needs to get it ready. So excited!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014 09:19:43 PM »

Thank you! I'm pleased with how the colors came out. I think I got 67 yards or so, an ounce in weight. I have no idea what in going to do with it yet. But whatever I do is going to smell amazing! Jess that's a lot going on! I bet it was so much fun getting to learn how to prepare the fleece.
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