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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Natural Dyeing: Madder and nettles on: January 25, 2011 10:06:02 AM
beautiful color! my madder attempts have only yielded flesh tone pinks but after reading your post i must not have been using enough! i have gotten good results with cochineal, and it's not as temperature sensitive as madder, but i found i get stronger reds with and acid dyebath. does acidity affect the madder much does anyone know?
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Yarns dyed with lichens on: January 25, 2011 09:27:25 AM
thank you so much! i have a ton of lichens that i collected after windstorms but i have only ever been able to get shades of brown, now i am excited to try and get some purples! did you infuse the lichens in just ammonia or an ammonia/water mix?
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Cat Hair?!? on: January 25, 2011 09:21:36 AM
i had so much fun spinning this yarn i wanted to post it! i spun three singles, one from wensleydale wool, one from Black Diamond carbonized bamboo silk, and the last one was from Himilayan cat hair! a friend of mine had her cat washed and groomed and saved the hair for me to see if i could spin it, it reminded me of angora although not as soft and a little longer fiber. then i navajo plied the three singles together to make this 9ply!

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: January 25, 2011 09:13:22 AM
here is my contribution! first is romney fiber i bought from rh lindsay, i spun it up and navajo plied it to make a bunch of 3ply skeins, then i dyed them with food coloring and lemon juice and balled them up, and finally is the first hat i finished from this bunch!

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: It Came From The Deep ... I Mean, The Hoop!! (Tentacle Stumpwork Embroidery) on: January 22, 2011 03:15:50 PM
very very cool, i love unexpected 3-d like that!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Yay! Cthulhu buddy on: January 22, 2011 03:05:25 PM
that is to adorable for words! i love the cthulu crochet that i've been seeing on here! very inspiring!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cthulhu Tea Cozy on: January 22, 2011 02:55:31 PM
I LOVE it! creepy crochet is my favorite, i have started using some recycled leather pieces in with my crochet also, might go good with a design like this
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Llamas, a hand spindel, and a HOME MADE WHEEL! on: January 05, 2011 09:03:50 AM
4) Is a Navajo ply yarn always so...bumpy?
i can only say from my own yarn, but yes, it always has those little irregular places where you chain it at, but i don't notice them at all when i'm crocheting or knitting, and with practice you can get them smaller and smaller!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Better/tighter plying? on: January 05, 2011 08:53:04 AM
maybe try playing with the tension, or differnt whorls. i usually spin using the smaller whorl and ply with the larger one.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with small amounts of yarn? on: January 05, 2011 08:37:45 AM
I've been collecting mine up to do some cross stitch with!
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