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Title: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: luxx on May 15, 2009 06:47:06 AM
Hey fiber fiends,

I have a few this week. Have been spinning a ton trying to get ready for the farmers market this summer. I'm pretty excited to spin in the sunshine and educate people about spinning and hand spun yarn.


Un named - 100% Finn wool spun extremely thick and thin  Oh so soft  still have to set the twist


All Dressed - I spun this from batts I carded - bamboo, merino, corriedale, falkland, sparkle, and tons of alpaca.


Get off of my cloud - My fav this week - Falkland, bamboo, merino, romney, and corriedale dyed blue with massive white/gray cocoons raw merino, falkland, romney and sparkle. I'm waiting on some felting needles to arrive and then I think I might try to shape the cocoons a little.




Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: mullerslanefarm on May 15, 2009 06:55:44 AM
luxx, how is your handspun received at farmer's market?  I live outside a small town and have been trying to sell my handspun for the last few years.  Folks here just don't get it!  The only sales I make on my handspun have been to folks from larger cities that are here visiting ....


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: jazzturtle on May 15, 2009 07:13:04 AM
Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!!

I've been on a crazy corespinning kick this week.. only one of my yarns isn't corespun LOL!!

Here's my non corespun yarn..  a thick and thin single from a carded batt of cotswold lamb locks and silk noil, with some extra cotswold lamb locks spun in.  I added lots of pink and green angelina, pink and green firestar, pink silver and green sequins strands and pink and silver turbo glam and pink and green pom poms spun in with pink and green lurex holosparkle thread.
Pixi Garden, 49 yards



Here's the corespuns..

Unforgettable, 48 yards
uncarded alpaca, kid mohair locks, sari silk ribbon and strands, angelina and turbo glam



Peonies, 50 yards
uncarded merino locks, angelina, turbo glam, sari silk ribbon and strands, silk fabric



Redwood Forest, 50 yards
uncarded merino locks



Borealis, 47 yards
merino/silk, kid mohair, mohair and cotswold locks, cvm/bl/finn and corridale fleece, sari silk ribbon and strands, angelina



Peacock, 108 yards
alpaca, bamboo, angelina- wrapped with lurex thread



I hope everyone has a great fiber filled weekend!!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Snowberrylime on May 15, 2009 07:22:29 AM
Hellooooo Friday! :)
There are some real colour explosions going on in this thread already!
The cloud yarn looks like fun and I love how intense Pixi garden is.

My new yarns for the week are:

Grey pearl, a Merino and silk yarn with real freshwater pearls, glass beads and sequins:


Gwydolwyn, a tweedy wool and soy silk yarn with lots of added beads and more:



Some more organic cotton:


Blue handspun, hand dyed soy silk:


I spun quite a bit more, but they still have to be washed to set the twist, perhaps next week. :P


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Jane Doe on May 15, 2009 07:50:20 AM

Celebrate!





Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: luxx on May 15, 2009 07:51:48 AM
mullerslanefarm - This is the first year that our community is having a farmers market so I really have no idea how it will go. We definately have a huge amount of people who own vacation homes here, so they are from a larger center. I'm sharing a booth with a needle felter as well, so we should have quite a variety of items.

Jazzturtle - I love the look of Unforgettable. The mohair curls are awesome. I also love the colours of red wood forest.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: tendstowardschaos on May 15, 2009 08:06:12 AM
Oh my! Such gorgeous yarns this week! I love all the blues and reds and pinks. *drool*  :D

I haven't posted to Fiber Fridays in a while, but I have been spinning a bit every week. I was working feverishly on some embroidery for a swap. But here is what I've dyed up and spun from my stash of mill end rovings from SSS.

Fresh Strawberries - 1 oz. and 26 yards, dyed (twice) with Wilton's...destined to be doll hair and spun thick and thin:


Michigan Midnight - 23g, 39.5 yards, dyed with Wilton's (color was acid fractured). The thinnest yarn that I've been able to manage so far  :D :


Grass Clippings - 66g, 90 yards (total), dyed with Wilton's. I spun this up for my mom as a Mother's day present. It's very close to Kelly Green, definitely a blue-green as opposed to a yellow-green. It was two skeins, but the second broke as I was taking it off the spindle, so now it's three (spun thick and thin):


Mermaid hair - (pictured first sitting atop it's owner's head) 46g, 29.25 yards (thick and thin). I hand-painted the roving with Wilton's before I spun it up. I'm so happy with how well it matches the doll's 'skin':



Blue Jay - 58g, 59 yards (thick and thin), dyed with Wilton's. This is a lighter version of the Michigan Midnight - I fractured the colors with excess vinegar, too:


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 15, 2009 08:33:23 AM
jazzturtle, amazing work as always, still in awe [grin] Snowberrylime, your first two are not the sort of thing that usually grabs me but I LOVE them, the second one especially. They look fabulous :-) Jane, zomg Celebration is so wonderfully bright, loving it.

Yet again I have a finished yarn that I can't post because it's currently halfway across the Atlantic on its way to a swap partner. Suffice it to say that I am incredibly proud of it and think it's probably the best thing I've ever spun! (And I just realised that I forgot to take pictures :-( Hopefully she will when it gets there.)


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Belladune on May 15, 2009 09:23:14 AM
gorgeous gorgeous work,  no favorites yet, they are all to wonderful!!  All I've got is a bunch on the bobbins.  Maybe they'll be ready to show by tonight, but likely not.  Not to sure if I'm going to ply them, or leave em single.  we shall see.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: ChemicalEmily on May 15, 2009 10:19:50 AM
Yay for yarn porn. Everything looks awesome. Especially in love with that Mermaid, Celebrate, and Unforgettable. Amazing amazing. Here's mine for the week:

115 yards Kool-Aid dyed Merino spun with rainbow thread, super cushy! (Sorry bout the bad lighting and photography...still tinkering with my new digital camera.)





Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on May 15, 2009 10:36:58 AM
So many beautiful yarns this week! Ah, how I love fiber fridays.... *drool*
I've haven't contributed to fiber friday for ages but now I have two new yarns to show you:
first blue kite, grey sky

it's merino and the fiber was a birthday present from a friend, she bought it on holiday in Denmark
it's 105m/58g

and the next one is from a lovely roving bought from cloudlover on etsy:

Pidgeons, BFL and 203m/140g


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on May 15, 2009 10:38:35 AM
I look forward to fiber friday all week!

I have been doing a crazy amount of dying this week. A little spinning but mostly dying. So here is my stuff.

OK this is some hand painted wool from Wooly Hands on Etsy. I forget what its called but I love it.


This was done with Kool Aid Tangerine, no name yet


This was done with 1 packet of cherry and one of orange so I am calling it Blood orange.


This is Yellow food dye and Watermelon Kool aid and I am calling it Banana Sandwich. I came up with the name before I dyed it but it really looks like it so it worked out.


This is stuff I actually dyed a couple of weeks ago and just started spinning this week. Its also Kool aid, Its cherry and Berry Blue. I was so in love with it I wanted to dye more but my brother got into my kool aid stash and killed my Blue berry. Its called Candy Apple. My mom named it.


OK, my family has been complaining about this one all week. "Its so ugly, its gross, it looks like puke!" I think it looks like egg plant so I named it Egg Plant. Personally I love it and I cannot wait to see what it looks like all spun up.


Yup thats all I got this week. Hope you like.  :)



Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Kittyboo on May 15, 2009 11:41:23 AM
Happy Fiber Friday! Some serious eye-candy this week! I love everything!

I've got a few offerings today as I've just got my first wheel so have been practicing and practicing every spare moment I get! First off, some naturally dyed handspun:

Nettle - Wensleydale wool dyed with nettles:



Madder - Whitefaced Woodland wool dyed with madder root



Onion - Shetland wool dyed with onion skins (spindle-spun)



Finally, I also spun a merino-silk blend 'Aqaurius':




Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: SewMamaLady on May 15, 2009 02:15:08 PM
Yummy yarns! I'm loving the natural dyed stuff kittyboo. I've been following your blog because I love the one dyed with nettles. The blue is gorgeous.

 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304998.0)You guys need to come join the handspun yarn & fiber swap!!!!!

I'm also loving blue kite/grey sky. Very nice!



Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 15, 2009 03:31:32 PM
I'm having serious spinster envy now, I wish I was as good as y'all [grin]


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: oddacity on May 15, 2009 03:52:37 PM


"Kandi Kid Rave" 118 yards, too lazy to figure rough wpi right now but it is thick and thin. First homespun on my wheel (well 2nd full bobbin really), dyed with food coloring of course!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: SewMamaLady on May 15, 2009 04:29:15 PM
Love it oddacity! That's so cool you're loving your new wheel. Jealous!  ;) :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: the_bees_knees on May 15, 2009 05:50:46 PM
So many lovely yarns this week!

It's been ages since I've posted here. I ran out of roving a while ago, and I haven't been able to buy anymore. However, when I spied a pound of lovely gray wool at the farmers market a couple of weekends ago, I decided to forgo a few groceries to get my fiber fix.



I filled two bobbins and then plied them together. I think it's time to invest in a jumbo flyer:



The yarn got so stuck on the flyer that my rear end is actually sore from the effort of stomping on the treadles. But it was fun!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Nesse on May 15, 2009 09:05:15 PM
I have fiber envy right now! I haven't spun anything lately... just been dying like nobodys business. Here's the most recent:

(They're all 4oz Falkland roving)
Tropic:

Fruit Loop:

Un Named:

Un named:


Anyone know what to name the last two?


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Tallyboo on May 15, 2009 10:28:17 PM
I have fiber envy right now! I haven't spun anything lately... just been dying like nobodys business. Here's the most recent:

(They're all 4oz Falkland roving)

Anyone know what to name the last two?

The orange and green remind me of a pumpkin patch.

The pink blue and green remind me of the ocean for some reason, I dunno. =]

They are all very pretty colors!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 16, 2009 01:29:45 AM
The first unnamed looks like it should be called Octopus's Garden. After that Beatles song, you know? "In an octopus's garden, in the shade". The second one, if it were mine, I would call Why Is There No Blue Food, but that's just me being peculiar I think [grin] Because it looks really yummy, and all the colours are delicious, except the blue. On account of how no food is blue.

...ok, I'll get my coat.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: Nesse on May 16, 2009 05:26:18 PM
PH, that is actually quite clever and hilarious! I think I shall hire you to name my dyed rovings ;)

tallyboo, pumpkin patch is perfect for the first one, thanks!!

ps, I love that song. I think I must dye another bundle similar to that one so I can name it Octopus's Garden. :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday May 15, 2009
Post by: mullerslanefarm on May 18, 2009 06:23:24 AM
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I filled two bobbins and then plied them together. I think it's time to invest in a jumbo flyer

Bees ... What I did before getting my Jumbo flyer was to turn your hooks to the side and stay away from each end of the bobbin.  give you a wee bit more room!