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1  Re: Fiber Friday 25 March 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: March 25, 2011 05:35:40 PM
Everyone has such lovely yarn! Wonderful stuff!

I actually made this a few weeks ago...but never posted. This was just done on an Ashford beginners drop spindle. Smiley I haven't dyed it yet, I want to make another skein and dye them together. It's Lincoln Top. The yarn itself isn't anything special, but I enjoyed the process as always.

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2  Weaving 101: Tons of pictures in Weaving: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: December 26, 2010 12:15:58 AM
For my weaving class (101) I had to turn three my samples into finished pieces, and create a finished final project. Since I am pretty broke this year, and have a thing about making functional crafts, I decided to make little bags/pouches out of my samples. So here are two of them. (The other two were given as gifts and I forgot to take pictures):

I feel that I need to add the fact that the pictures were taking with my camera phone, and aren't very good. No matter what I did, the vibrancy of the colors was washed out. (This remains true for every following picture as well)

This is my final project. It was supposed to be a backpack for school. However, the side strap I wove turned out to be far too wide. I accounted for shrinkage that turned out to be not even 1/4 of an inch. So...I ended up with a bag and a scarf. I alternated black and white for the warp, and used mercerized cotton for the weft.

The tasseled fringe took hours.

This is just a scarf I wove my best friend for Xmas. It's folded up and ready to be wrapped here.

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3  Re: Fiber Friday Nov 5 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: November 05, 2010 07:39:21 PM
Gah it's all sooo pretty! Cheesy

I just made a mini skein from Lincoln Top. I'll admit to having a hard time spinning with it on my spindle. Maybe because I was using a merino blend prior to this. It was made out of necessity. I realized I didn't have any orange yarn at all and needed to make mini pumpkins for a tapestry I am working on for my weaving class. The pumpkins exist now and are adorable. I have a ton left over so I might use it in my final weaving project, not sure yet.

Here is the one of the three pumpkins (I apologize for the blurriness):
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4  Foxxy Lady in Knitting: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: September 27, 2010 06:58:39 PM
So this was pretty awesome. I was asked to make a hat (a foxxy hat) for a local designer Backstitch Betty. So I did. The first hat was completely horrid and unwearable by any human. So with a day to go, I made this hat. It's my first non-pattern item and for completing it in 7ish hours (not continuous mind you) I am happy with it.

I do apologize for the sideways picture. :/

The best part was getting to see something I had made on a runway and of course on a model (just the hat of course). It was a very neat experience.

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5  Weaving 101 or Adventures in Weaving. in Weaving: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: September 27, 2010 06:48:39 PM
So as the title suggests, I'm in weaving 101. Cheesy Which I LOVE. And have, in all honesty been going crazy with my color usage.

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6  A hat or two in Knitting: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: August 02, 2010 11:03:10 PM
Well I'm a relatively new knitter. I've finally managed to knit in the round and use two colors. So my first hat was a slouchy stripey hat for myself. It turned out really well. You can see where I changed colors though.

This hat I made for my brother. It ended up being a little too big so I have to see what I can do to shrink it up a bit. Otherwise it looks great. I made it with alpaca wool, and I'm way jealous because it's much nicer than mine. But it's all good Smiley

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7  Re: Fiber Friday July 30, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: July 30, 2010 04:12:30 PM

Everyone else has amazing handspun, I don't feel my yarn is good enough to post here just yet. So if I shouldn't have, I do apologize. This is my second attempt at spinning. 3 ounces of merino. The pictures don't do the colors justice, I'm really bad at taking pictures, and my brothers cat decided she hated my yarn and kicked the remainder into a huge knot. It's actually blue with silvery greens, reds, and purples. I have started knitting this: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTKSabby.html

It's nice to work with, and since it's my second handspun, I am proud of the fact that it is almost consistently even through out. I hope I can make yarn as pretty as the others posted with more practice. Thanks Smiley
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8  My First Handspun in Spinning: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: May 21, 2010 03:07:48 PM
I'm posting my first attempt at hand spun. I got a drop spindle, and 1/4 an ounce of yarn. The camera kept washing the colors out, they are actually much brighter.

This is my first hand spun yarn. My brother helped me dye this one, the green and teal came out really well.

This is my second attempt. It's much better, the tension was much easier. Though I did get the tension too tight once, it snapped and both loose ends twisted up in my hair. I couldn't unravel them so there's some bright red hair in it lol. Ah well.

These are two of them together.

I think I might make a hat with these and some store bought yarn as there isn't really enough to do much with. But I think I'm hooked on my drop spindle. I can't wait to get more fibers. I want to try a different food coloring as well. I used the gel kind and I think I can get better colors with a powder form.
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9  A whole lotta firsts! (With pictures) in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by LunaWillow on: May 16, 2010 02:18:10 PM
So since I don't want to clog the forum with multiple posts, I'll make a single post with my nicer creations this semester.

This is my favorite piece. B-mix clay, with green oxides over Chino. Turquoise glaze inside and over the sides.

This was a bowl thrown with Rods Bod clay, glazed with oxides, and Woo Blue, with Pete's Red on top.

This is my largest piece. I used Rods Bod clay, and used Timoku (brown/black) glaze with Hiro's green glaze and various oxides. I'm using it to hold my bamboo cooking spoons.

Rods Bod clay, glazed with iron oxide, Pete's Red with Woo Blue over parts.

I made this for my daddy. He likes small coffee mugs, and didn't actually want a crazy looking one. I decided a regular coffee mug was not a good thing to make because...you can buy one. So I tried to make an appealing shape and a handle (which I'd never done before). The handle is so large because I wanted it to be big enough for his hands, and it looks sort of neat that way. The glaze is Hiro's Green with Green oxides. I wanted it to look manly. The inside I glazed with Timoku to get a dark inside so if it was stained with coffee, you wouldn't be able to tell.

Thanks for looking Smiley

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10  Wallet on a Whim in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by LunaWillow on: May 06, 2010 01:50:59 AM
I've been browsing craftster and I decided to finally use the cute scraps of fabric I had to make myself a wallet. It holds my cash (what little there is anyway) and my ID, and other cards. I did end up sewing a ribbon to tie it, that is not shown. I like it. I might make a few improved versions later.  Cheesy

Here's the outside:

And here's the inside:
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