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1  Re: The Fiber Swap :: Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by textilejnkie on: December 16, 2011 12:50:51 PM
I received a very nice package from our organizer DesignVigilante on Friday last week, so I took it outside and photographed it on a handwoven bread towel.

First was the hand dyed roving in a nifty rust inspired colorway.

Then my companion piece - a kit to start dying roving myself - 2 oz of the softest BFL wool & Magenta and Turquoise acid dyes

Finally, a pair of hand knit yoga socks that match my headband.  These are the coolest thing ever and are a big help for me because the studio gets so cold in the winter that I find it really hard to dance - my feet ache from the cold floor.  I've already worn them to the studio twice this week and they are fantastic.  Enough toe and heel poke out for me to have traction and to be able to spin & Dance.

Thank you so much for a very thoughtful and lovely package.
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2  Re: Brothers Grimm Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by textilejnkie on: August 02, 2011 10:54:15 AM
I got the most amazing package from Cheeco.  I am in love with everything she sent.  I feel so spoiled!

Catskin (Roughskin/ the princess in disguise) in her coat of 1000 animal skins was sent to stay with me.  On the way she picked up a few goodies.
First - here she is in a dress that sparkles like the stars.

the bag she picked up from the Goose girl:

Which is a lined, zippered pouch with an extra pocket on the back, and was filled with jewelry:

star earrings, a ring that fits perfectly(Catskin & bearskin), a broach (modeled by Catskin), and rose earrings from the sisters Snow white Rose red. 

Thank you so much for all the very cool stuff you made me.  I love it!
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3  Re: Ongoing spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by textilejnkie on: June 24, 2011 09:29:10 AM
I set the twist on two of my projects from may and plied them this week.  i'll post pics later today. the black mill ends - approx 8 epi

firefly - approx 7 epi

the stripped bit at the bottom was a test to see how the two would look together.

I finished the rollag experiment, also.  it has been plied, and I couldn't spin the broken spot back into the single I made two balls out of it and plied it together until I hit the broken spot, then plied three ply for about 12 inches and finished plying the rest back.
Does that make sense?  It seemed to work.  
Is that going to make a weak spot in the yarn?  I figure that I can't weave with it anyway because of the unevenness of the spin.  

still on the spindle- 16 epi

I think I am ready to take the step of getting a wheel.

I have a question for everyone still lurking: What type of wheel do you like spinning with the most and why?
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4  Re: March-long spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by textilejnkie on: March 22, 2011 03:29:58 PM
here is skein 2 in all its fluffy plied glory.

it still has lots of thick & thin places.  I calculate it to be about 80 yards.  Still to short for much of anything.  I might use it on the inkle loom and make fluffy trim.
or tassels. 
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5  Re: March-long spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by textilejnkie on: March 11, 2011 03:17:35 PM
I've spun up about a fist sized ball in undyed mill ends.  I like the stripes I get when the grays and browns pop up.

This one is much thinner, smoother, and more regular than the last one.  I'm still really lumpy, tho. 

My hand carders are in the mail, and I will soon start on the un processes fleece that I have.  huzzah!
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6  Re: March-long spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by textilejnkie on: March 08, 2011 03:37:30 PM
This is my first completed hank.

wool of undetermined source / origin.  approx 2 oz.

I think I need to modify my goal to be plyed yarn of a usable length because there isn't enough to really do anything with here.
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7  Red wine & Champaigne scarf in Weaving: Completed Projects by textilejnkie on: March 03, 2011 07:46:16 PM
This is one of 5 scarves I wove for gifts.  I gave the others away without taking photos. 

(my loom is my favorite place to take photos)

The warp is a white-gold rayon with lots o slub.  The weft is three yarns wound onto the bobbin as one - a cotton, a rayon, and a cotton. 

These were fast to make, after warping it only took about an hour or so a scarf... which is why it took 3 months to weave.   Wink

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8  AFS - a steam punk /alice in wonderland/ zombie theme in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by textilejnkie on: March 03, 2011 07:37:21 PM
I got my package from Interrobam yesterday.  I am very mean to make her wait like this...
It is So Cute!  I'm very happy with everything in it. 

First there was a lovely note/story to set the scene.  This was the best part of the package for me, because she really put a lot of me into the story.

Then there was the overskirt - this has great swish to it Smiley

Next, were a pair of arm warmers for me to wear in the dance studio (where it is Always freezing!)

Then the super cute hair clip that I have no photo of becuase I'm wearing it.

A second bustle

but wait!  is that bustle made of plastic bags? 

yes it is.

Finally a hat that ties into her story.  This is part of the gaurd uniform at the mega-corp Wndrl ind.  This was my favorite part.  I just love the rabbit nose on the W. 

Thank you so much!   I just love my pacakge.  Interrobam did  GREAT job.  I can only hope you are as happy with my projects as I am with yours.

teaser shot:
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9  Re: Structo loom in Weaving: Discussion and Questions by textilejnkie on: August 23, 2010 02:25:45 PM
Smiley  I think that is the same loom I inherited from my mother who inherited it from her great great aunt.   

(more pictures here: http://textilejnkie.livejournal.com/6902.html#cutid1)

Good luck with it!  I wouldn't recommend a rug on it.  But it is fantastic for pretty much everything else.  I love love love mine.  It is a fantastic loom. 
Good luck finding the beam handles.
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10  New pick up project in Weaving: Completed Projects by textilejnkie on: April 14, 2010 12:40:41 PM
I'm in the middle of 2 large weaving projects, so I decided to take a weaving break, and do something quick on the inkle loom. 

This is a close up of the pattern.  The pick up pattern is from the andies and is a repeating pattern of Xs and Ox.  The pattern was meant to be alternating pick up,  but I warped for basket weave pick-up.  Whoops. 
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