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7501  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools on: January 18, 2010 06:48:07 AM
Speaking of short staple lengths, is anyone else allergic to merino? I thought I would mention that if your allergies are pretty severe, you might stick to a longer staple or take some kind of antihistamine first.   It seems like it's so short and has such little bits that are in it, my skin goes nuts. I haven't found that with anything else. I know someone is allergic to alpaca, Belladune maybe?

Yus It's me alergic to alpaca...  elociNNicole is alergic too, but I think she mainly felts?... This is probably one of those things people interested in spining should know, some time you are alergic to fabulous fibers, and then you get sad when you can't work with them.  But then it gives you an excuse to spin silk or something else just as delicious.  Just don't start with fancy fibers, as Jane Doe has mentioned.  so easy to let those fibers slip and break the yarn...
7502  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools on: January 17, 2010 08:40:02 PM
Wow, it's so surprising to hear that everyone has been using top whorl spindles!
*starts hunting Australian etsy's to find one*
What are you using to make a lace weight spindle?
I've seen some tiny hand-turned wooden ones that would fit inside a teacup! cute!

I think I'll try using my sons tinker toys to make a spindle, they are quite light.  My mother, thinking since it wasn't on my xmas wish list, passed up a laceweight spindle because she thought I wouldn't be ready for laceweight yet.....Silly Mom Smiley. But goodness, all this talk of spinning on a spindle (and I've only done 2 yarns on a spindle, the rest on my wheel)  makes me wish she hadn't.  Not that I can't make one, but it'd be nice to have the equipment ready for all this Smiley  can't wait to bust out the tinker toys tomorrow and see if it works!
7503  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools on: January 17, 2010 04:23:13 PM
I'm thinking I'll break out the spindle and join in, I still consider myself a newb, even though I have a wheel and have created alot of yarn.  I think I just might try and make myself a spindle good for lace weight, as I only have an Ashford student spindle... might even make it bottom whorl for fun Smiley
7504  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Ooak Baby Glacier Mermaid on: January 16, 2010 05:55:45 PM
I was wondering why we haven't been seeing your work lately...  Beautiful baby mermaid.. well done, as per usual!
7505  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Mario Star and Mushroom on: January 16, 2010 05:53:03 PM
super cute!  I might have to make these for my boy... he loves Mario related things.
7506  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Learn to spin in 2010 on: January 15, 2010 05:33:40 PM
ooh! look at all the interest!   Shocked  Can't wait to see what comes of all this!
7507  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Who's Got An Ashford?? on: January 15, 2010 05:29:38 PM
LOVE!! that wheel rocks! Grin
7508  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bee Shrine on: January 15, 2010 08:42:20 AM
good for you for making something with no reason to make it!! It turned out wonderfully, I like it!
7509  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday! Jan 15, 2010 on: January 15, 2010 08:36:40 AM
GORGEOUS you guys! Nesse, love the blue brown alpaca/merino blend!!
Cheyenne, That looks like a gloriously chuncky yarn.  Such a neat blend of colors!

GAH SCREW THIS after class today I'm busting out my wheel. It's been far, far too long!

Pretty stuff so far guys! <3

LOL Oddacity skip class to spin... you most definitly should!!!
7510  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Dog Hair Yarn (Image heavy!) on: January 13, 2010 05:41:20 PM
Dude gratz!!!
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