A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Check out the current Craft Swaps available!
Total Members: 315,874
Currently Running With Scissors:
428 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Topics
Pages: [1] 2 3
1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Tour de Fleece yarn on: June 30, 2013 02:22:15 PM
Anyone else doing Tour de Fleece this year? I'd love to see what you are working on!

I just recently started coming out of a very long creative slump, and I decided to commit to doing a lot of spinning during the Tour.

Here are my first yarns:
Day 1
 Romney lamb locks. This is my first attempt at coreless core spinning, and I'm hooked. One is a single, one is plied with a skinny wool single.

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Feb 24th 2012 on: February 24, 2012 07:15:04 AM
I guess I'll start us off again this week.  Smiley

I've been playing around with textured spinning. Still under a lot of stress, and playing with crazy yarns helps. This first one is called Banana Berry Taffy, because it reminds me of the saltwater taffy you can buy by the pound at candy shops. The rest of these aren't named, at least not yet.

I have a bunch more yarns that are finished and skeined. I just need to get more batteries for my camera.

I'm working on another shredded sweater yarn now that I have a bulky wheel. I just need to decide what I want to ply it with.

What have you been working on?Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / "Wrap and Roll" method for balanced core-spun yarns on: February 18, 2012 04:16:26 PM
I just learned of this method this afternoon. It is called "Wrap and Roll". The originator is Sarah Anderson, and there was an article about it in Spin Off Magazine in Spring 2008. It looks brilliant! Have you ever tried it? I would love any tips, insights you may have. Smiley

More  wrap and roll corespinning here. These short videos are from Sarah Anderson's article, I believe. I could not find the written part of the article anywhere.

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Feb. 17th 2012 on: February 17, 2012 07:15:42 AM
Hi everyone. Finally have had some time to get back to my wheel, so I'll start us off.

I'm working on low-twist singles on my new Babe bulky wheel. The last several weeks have been very stressful, and I have found spinning these yarns to be calming, once I remember to slow my treadling way, way down. The lilac purple yarn and the blue green yarn were dyed by me, and the bottom one is Sheep Shed fiber from the "Funky Bag o' Crap" I bought from her shop.

I tried auto-wrapping on the blue-green, but I used some variegated sewing thread, and I'm kind of "meh" about how it turned out. I bought some white lace weight wool to dye for making some more visually interesting auto wraps.

I think we skipped a week. Can't wait to see what you have been working on.   Smiley

5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday January 6th 2012 on: January 06, 2012 08:28:09 AM
I guess I'll start us off this week. Smiley
I don't have any new spinning to show this week, but I'm really happy with this hat that I made from myself yesterday. I was hoping I'd have enough of the Laughing Water soft spun yarn to do the whole thing, but I ended up grabbing two more skeins of wool that was spun in similar colors, but spun worsted. I'm fired up to spin lots of soft yarn on my new bulky wheel now. It's amazing how much yarn a project can gobble up. This was fun to make!

The pattern I used:
How to crochet a hoodeanie
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fast and cheap spindle on: October 05, 2011 02:07:34 PM
I've just recently discovered that I love spinning on a high whorl spindle. I wanted to have a larger one, and I am totally broke right now. I thought maybe I could try cutting our some discs of cardboard and glue gunning them together to make a whorl. Couldn't hurt to see if it would work...

I ended up gluing six of them together. I used a thin corrugated cardboard from a toy package I was about to throw away. Next, I poked holes in the center with a pen before I glued them. I did this in a hurry, just to test out the idea, so it is not as neat as it could be. Then I put on a quick coat of acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry, I glue-gunned some buttons around the edge to add weight at the outside edge, so my spindle would spin longer. Added a small cup hook to my dowel and I was done!

I would love to make other spindles this way, in other sizes. I'm thinking to neaten them up around the outer edge by using a layer of papier mache, sanding them, then painting and decorating them.

Just think, all the spindle sizes we want for the cost of the dowels (97 cents for an assorted bag), and some cup hooks!

If you want to check out high whorl spinning, here is a great youtube. It is more ergonomic and faster than twirling the spindle repeatedly with your hand.
And this book is awesome:
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Sept. 23, 2011 on: September 23, 2011 04:30:57 PM
I guess I'll start us off this week. I've been working on some singles that I will be using as weft on my rigid heddle loom. The bright one is the batts my four year old and I made together a couple of weeks ago.  Smiley

And this one is also going to be weft for a scarf. Planning out my Christmas gift weaving projects. There is a bunch of angelina in this one, but my camera does not like to show the sparkle.

I joined a challenge on Facebook for making an anti-yarn handspun. Not sure what I'll do yet, but it can't be fabric or any regular spinning fiber, and wool can be only used as needed to "glue" the yarn together, and preferably no wool or traditional fibers at all. I might show up here with a wacky yarn next week, if I get my idea by then... Smiley

I'm thinking a leather yarn. We are supposed to use no more than five dollars worth of stuff from the thrift shop for our yarn, or use stuff that is in our home. I have to get my head around how to make a leather yarn that is also an art yarn. I might end up going off on a totally different tangent. I haven't had time to run to the thrift shop yet this week.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Sept. 2 2011 on: September 02, 2011 07:17:38 PM
It's been a busy week for most of us, I think. Since there is no FF thread yet, I'll start us off again.  Smiley

These pictures were hastily taken tonight, right before the sun went down. I'll try for better pics later on.

The whole pile:

Hope you all have a great weekend!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday August 26th 2011 on: August 26, 2011 04:41:51 AM
Since I'm up early, I'll start us off again this week.  Smiley

Made from some colorful wool junk that I held together with black roving with a touch of white in it. The batts reminded me of a seventies black light poster, so this yarn is named "Seventies Black Velvet Poster". I put it up in my shop the swap yesterday on Craftster, and it leaves for Canada today.  Cool

Happy Fiber Friday! I will try to add some other yarns later, if I can. Busy day ahead.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday August 19th on: August 19, 2011 01:13:24 PM
No Fiber Friday yet? I'll start. Smiley

Purple Cat Batt, front and back sides:

That blue green upcycled yarn I was spinning on the Turkish spindle last week:

Silk blouse yarn:

Thick and thin upcycled art yarn:

Thinner wheel version:

Hope you are all having a great week. With back to school, etc, we are all pretty busy right now.   Smiley

Pages: [1] 2 3

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Snow Dyeing
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Meal Prep Monday: Autumn Vegetable Tian

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands