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1  Batts inspired by the TV Show LOST!! in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: January 21, 2010 07:55:44 AM
I'm hoplessly addicted to the show LOST and I"m so excited it's starting up again in just a couple weeks!! I had to do a LOST series of batts..


Polar Bears in Tunisia

Oceanic 815

The Island

Smoke Monster
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2  Re: Fiber Friday 10/23/2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 23, 2009 05:40:41 AM
Lado- the yarn is beautiful! I too would use it as a necklace!

I had my brother and sis in law here this past weekend.. so I got TONS of spinning done while we were hanging out..

Here's some of my faves-

Planet Earth
Corespun merino locks, llama locks, alpaca locks, sari silk ribbon, silk fabric, angelina, firestar, lurex- with sections of autowrapping with karabella gossamer yarn

Midnight Blizzard
corespun/tailspun teeswater locks, wensleydale locks, alpaca locks, kid mohair locks, bamboo, merino top, firestar, angelina, lurex, bamboo noil, fabric- with sections of autowrapping with karabella gossamer yarn

WaterMelon Kisses
corespun/tailspun teeswater locks, wensleydale locks, alpaca locks, kid mohair locks, bamboo, merino top, firestar, angelina, lurex, fabric, novelty yarn snippets, sequins

1001 Nights
sw merino, aneglina, sari silk- spun thick and thin, plied with invisible thread

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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3  2 Handspun Woven Shawls- my first 2 weaving projects! (lots of photos!) in Weaving: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 11, 2009 04:01:19 PM
I'm super excited to share my first projects!! I just LOVE my new loom! I think weaving shows off art yarn fantasticaly!

This first shawl I'm using some beautiful yarn I fspun!  It's tailspun kid mohair, rambo locks, xl merino locks, cotswold locks, fabric, bling, bamboo, sari silk, banana silk, and novelty yarn snippets. I started weaving before I even took good yarn shots!!

I used a bamboo/silk blend for the warp..

 I am SOO excited!! I am LOVING the project!!  It's just over 12" wide, 5' long (before fringe) shawl.

I just finished my second shawl and it's my most favorite thing EVER!!  For the weft, I corespun the yarn from a fun mix of textured batts with a soft base of baby alpaca and cashmere. I added some strips of a colorful silk scarf, brightly dyed banana silk, and strands of rainbow sequins.  I autowrapped the yarn in a silver holosparkle thread-

I used an organic cotton yarn in chocolate for the warp.

I wove it on my Ashford Knitters Loom.  It's 18 inches wide and just over 6ft w/o fringe and just about 8ft with fringe. I LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I have 2 skeins left, so I'm going to make a scarf.  Rewarping the loom today for another shawl this size! I just LOVE weaving!!

On Loom Texture-

Finished project!

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4  Fiber Friday- Oct 9, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 09, 2009 05:21:08 AM
Happy Friday everyone!! It's been awhile since I've shared.. so here's what I've been working on..

Iridescent Glass
Assorted locks, fabric and bling- corespun/tailspun

Deep in the Woods
merino locks, llama locks, rambo locks- uncarded corespun with novelty snippets, sari ribbon and bling

Pumpkin Puree
kid mohair locks, frannie locks, wensleydale locks- uncarded corespun/tailspun with bling

Memories of Key West
80/20 merino/milk roving, teeswater locks, bling- single spun with sections of locks- lurex thread wrapping

Picking Pumpkins
targhee fleece, corridale fleece, romney lamb locks, kid mohair locks- uncarded corespun with bling and a lurex thread wrap

Monster Mash
assorted fibers supercoiled

Psychedelic Revolution
merino roving, locks, fabric, bling- corespun/tailspun

assorted fibers corespun

Early Dusk
assorted fibers corespun

Stained Glass
bfl/angelina- soft spun single

Eggplants in the Garden
merino lamb fleece, angelina- thick and thin singles

Autumn Splendor
milk fiber and firestar- singles

No Direction
assorted fibers corespun

Polly Want a Cracker
bfl- thick and thin

merino, cotton, alpaca, tencel, sparkle- thick and thin singles

Walden Pond
assorted fibers corespun

Rose Garden
merino, tencel, bamboo- spun thick and thin, plied with novelty yarn

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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5  Re: Fiber Friday 08/21/2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: August 21, 2009 06:42:02 AM
Happy Friday everyone!! I did some fun spinning this week!

My favorite this week is a combo of textures.. I used a batt with bamboo, silk and alpaca, and also some loose teeswater locks. I corespun it all (tailspun the locks) with spots of lurex autowrapping.  I also added silk fabric, sequins strands, lurex, angelina, banana silk and firestar
Ice Castle, 80 yards (over 6 oz!!)

I did an extreme tailspun yarn.. it's 13 yards from 3 oz! The most beautiful cotswold curls!
Tropical Fish

here's a rainbow corespun of all sorts of fibers and textures
Clown Pants, 64 yards

I also did a couple yum soft spun singles
It was a Dark and Stormy Night, 96 yards, sw bfl

Truffle Swirl, 142 yards, sw merino/seacell

Happy weekend everyone! hope it's fiber filled!
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6  Re: Fiber Friday - August 14, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: August 14, 2009 05:28:27 AM
Hey everyone! Happy friday!! I haven't posted in a few weeks.. I went to Camp PluckyFluff in chicago, then came home and got sick for 2 weeks.. ugh!!  so here's some of what I've been working on

Harmony, my first AURA yarn- uncarded scraps, with a white mohair halo, wrapped in black thread
SUPER bulky 20 yards (almost 5 oz!!)

Shooting Stars, corespun batts (my precious metal batts, black merino and TONS of gold and silver bling) with silver and gold star garland and 8 dangly sparkly stars

Candy Shoppe, my box of crayons batt (merino and silver angelina) spun with rainbow firestar cocoons, then plied with black rayon thread- making the cocoons, halos..

LemonGrass, slightly thick and thin (from dk to spt weight) merino/silk/bamboo, soft spun singles

Vegas Sunset- corespun with ric rac, gold silk fabric, pink chiffon, 3 kinds of gold sequins

Mermaid's Garden, corespun batts with silk flowers, buttons and lurex yarn autowrapping in spots

POSE, corespun over 28 gauge wire... so it's totally bendable!!

Tutti Fruiti- kid mohair corespun translucent with neps and angelina over a novelty yarn. this yarn floats like a cloud

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! Hubby and I are off to see Phish for our first wedding anniversary with a couple from our wedding party! xoxo
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7  Fiber Friday, July 17, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: July 17, 2009 02:08:33 PM
I'm SHOCKED it's 5pm here in NC, and there's NO Fiber Friday thread for me to drool over?!?

I've still been spinning for the Tour De Fleece.. so I have a few to share..

A corespun loop batt with spots of lurex autowrapping and large beads attached to the lurex..

SeaGlass, one of my own batts, spun thick and thin and plied with silver thread and frosted "seaglass" beads

Waterlillies, corespun batt with lurex autowrapping

Diamonds in the Rough, batts spun thick and thin, plied with silver thread and 12 swvorwski crystals

I hope everyone has a great Friday and a fiber filled weekend!!
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8  Re: Fiber Friday - 10 July 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: July 10, 2009 05:58:45 AM
Happy Friday eveyone!! I'm spinning really hard for the tour de fleece.. so I've got a lot to share! My goal is to complete at least one yarn a day thru the tour.. and so far I'm on my goal!!

This is the starting morning.. July 4th. Some merino, cashmere, silk, bamboo, banana silk and sparkle on the bobbin...

Aquarius- 4 oz and 43 yards of corespun/tailspun kid mohair locks with 5 colors purple flashing angelina

King of Pop- black and white alpaca and silver angelina batts, red and carbonized bamboo, red black and white kid mohair locks, gold jumbo bling, red gold and aluminum angelina, red white silver black and gold sequins, red and black silk fabric, red sari silk, red silver and gold lurex
This yarn was screaming for me to make it a reality since MJ's death.  I got Thriller when it came out on LP- when I was 7.  MJ was a huge part of my life soundtrack.. I wanted to spin a yarn that included the iconic images I have of him from my growing up... the white sequins glove, the white tshirt and black hat, the red jacket with black zippers, the crazy gold leotard outfit..  This yarn has it all! I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Forest Floor-3 oz- yardage not measured yet, corespun assorted fibers

Green Apple- 4 oz- not measured yardage yet. Carded kid mohair locks and angelina, and uncarded locks.
I spun this yarn "mohairy" (translucent over novelty yarn) with spots of tailspun locks

School of Fish- This has to be one of my fave yarns I've spun this week! I blended a mix of blue farm wool's (targhee, corridale, cormo, merino x) with rainbow kid mohair locks and TONS of blue angelina.  I just LOVE it!! This one is destined for my new loom!!  There's SO much texture from the locks and the different fleeces

Let the sunshine in- Corespun uncarded targhee/finn fleece with angelina and glitterati

Macaw- merino/seacell with angelina

Fiery Sunset- bfl/silk with angelina

Some supercoils-- will be turned into necklaces

More supercoils destined for necklaces

I made some fun fiber necklaces with felted yarn, felted cords and crochet ribbon.. wear your fiber art!!

I also felted some YUMTASTIC vegan soaps (well.. the soap is vegan.. not the wool sweater around it!) LOL!

I carded up 15 batts last week as well!! I'm on a carding frenzy.. and will be at it tonight and tomorrow as well!!
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9  Re: Fiber Friday - June 19th 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: June 19, 2009 06:33:13 PM
Here's some yarns I spun before we left for bonnaroo! My yarns that I spun while we were gone are still setting, so I'll post pics of those later..

for now..

Underworld, corespun- Rambouliet, merino, neps, silk, yearling mohair locks, bling, ribbons

Fairy Wings, corespun - mini batts and kid mohair locks with extra bling

English Garden, corespun- assorted fibers with felt nubbies

PlayGroup- corespun- assorted fibers

Chai, BFL and kid mohair locks with a touch of bling, spun thick and thin, plied with metallic copper thread and beads

Veggie Garden, merino fleece spun thick and thin

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10  Re: Fiber Friday June 5th 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: June 05, 2009 02:03:21 PM
Happy Friday everyone!! We too have had a rainy week.. with more in the forcast.. so I've been fiber crazy!!

Here's some of my faves from the week..
Slave to the Traffic Light,
140 yds, merino/tencel wrapped in lurex with 15 little car buttons (3 each red, yellow, orange, green, purple)

Magic Carpet Ride
70 yds, corespun assorted fibers and sparkles

37 yards, tailspun and corespun kid mohair and bfl locks with angelina and lurex bling

30 yds (over 4 oz!) targhee/finn x fleece, sari silk ribbon and angelina

104 yards, bfl soft spun singles

Sand and Sea
34 yds (almost 5 oz!!), targhee/finn x fleece, sari silk ribbon, angelina

Hope everyone has a fiber filled weekend!!
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