A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,591
Currently Running With Scissors:
352 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: adding sulky thread?  (Read 621 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
determinedimprovisation
Offline Offline

Posts: 999
Joined: 02-Aug-2005

overly-excited crafter of all trades


View Profile
« on: April 09, 2006 10:38:29 AM »

ok, so i'm a complete newbie at this (i bought a drop spindle and roving yesterday), but i never, ever start with the easy let's-just-learn-the-basics stuff.  i'm just way too excited to start making my own yarns!  my roving is a rich purple, and because i am seven, i want to add fuchsia, blue, and holographic silver sulky thread to it.  i've seen a couple of posts where the thread was plied into the yarn after spinning, but then it's sorta a boucle, and i hate boucle yarns.  so, my question is, how do i add the thread whilst spinning without it getting swallowed inside the wool part?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Lufah
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006 06:47:40 AM »

The one time I did it, I just spun the wool first, and then plied it with the thread (I used Sulky holographic).  The thread is a bit loose in places (mainly where the wool was thicker and not twisted as much), but I figured once it's knitted and there's some tension on it, it'll be okay.  I think someone on here once mentioned they spun their thread before plying to add twist to it, but I've not tried it.

Here's what it looks like:



Someone who works ar my LYS also told me to be careful when adding nylon thread or anything like that, because it can cut the fibers of the wool, but I would think that as long as you weren't psycho overspinning stuff, it would be okay.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.yarnzombie.net - http://twitter.com/Yarnzombie
Flickr fun: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnzombie/
Photographyblog - http://www.craftbangboom.com/
My Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5363840
Will swap yarn/fiber/fabric for Polaroid/slide/120/weird film!  PM me
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Hot/Cold Rice Packs
Tute Tuesday: Tea Wallet
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Personalized Pet Collar

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.