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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday May 15, 2009 on: May 15, 2009 06:47:06 AM
Hey fiber fiends,

I have a few this week. Have been spinning a ton trying to get ready for the farmers market this summer. I'm pretty excited to spin in the sunshine and educate people about spinning and hand spun yarn.

Un named - 100% Finn wool spun extremely thick and thin  Oh so soft  still have to set the twist

All Dressed - I spun this from batts I carded - bamboo, merino, corriedale, falkland, sparkle, and tons of alpaca.

Get off of my cloud - My fav this week - Falkland, bamboo, merino, romney, and corriedale dyed blue with massive white/gray cocoons raw merino, falkland, romney and sparkle. I'm waiting on some felting needles to arrive and then I think I might try to shape the cocoons a little.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My adventures with Handspun Yarn on: September 26, 2008 07:46:42 AM
Hey all,

So I've been spinning my own yarn for about two years or so and am loving every step of the adventure. Handspun is the best!
Here's what I've made as of late...

Jem and the Holigrams - fingerless gloves/wristwarmers

Socks in progress

Punky Brewter fingerless gloves - made with merino/corridale/tencil - so soft and shiny

Ol' 55 Touque

3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / questions about procion mx dyes on: July 22, 2008 10:51:51 AM
So I have been dying my own protein fibers for awhile now, but have never dyed plant based fibers. I recently bought some procion mx dyes and soda ash from my lys, but have read a few different ways of using the dyes. How do you wonderful fiber artists do your dying? Do I need to soak my fiber in soda ash water for a day prior to dying or just add it when I do the dye bath? I'm so confused.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / What do you use as a core when corespinning? on: June 20, 2008 08:02:55 AM
I just started corespinning after Hobbeldehoy posted her rad video of how to (Thanks again...you are awesome). So what do you use as a core. I spun two small skeins using some random thin yarn, which turned out alright, but I don't have a jumbo flyer yet so I could never get that much yarn on the bobbin before I had to stop and change bobbins.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / hat made from my handspun yarn on: May 24, 2008 11:22:14 AM
Hey all,

Made this touque from some of my handspun yarn. It's corridale...so dreamy and soft. I spun the yarn slightly thick and thin which I love because it really looks unique! Hope you like it!
 So here's the yarn, pre knitting

And post knitting

6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Batts Galore on: May 12, 2008 09:43:39 AM
Hey All,

Here is what I've been working on lately. I bought two pounds of raw Targhee which I washed, dyed, carded myself. I'm pretty proud.

Mixed wool scrap batts

The gallery of targhee batts

100% Targhee, supah textured

Thanks for looking and keep an eye out on the fiber friday thread to see these all spun up.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Yorick on: March 25, 2008 12:33:00 PM
I made this scarf for my bro's birthday. I spun the yarn from corridale fleece, knit it up, and felted it slightly. 

I'm super pleased with how it turned out.

I spun the yarn slightly thick and thin as I haven't been spinning for that long so there are some thicker spots and some thinner spots.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / spinning raw curls... on: March 05, 2008 03:01:12 PM
Hey all,

  I bought a mixed bag of fiber which had a bunch of curly locks that I *think* are mohair. I sorted out the curls to spin into a curly skein and carded the rest. My question is...does anyone have any tips for spinning curly fiber? I want to keep the curls and end up with a super textured crazy skein, but have never spun curls.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / favorite fibers? on: February 16, 2008 06:18:54 AM
I was just wondering what everyone's top 3 favorite fibers were? I've only been spinning for about a year and I know I usually cheap out and go for BFL or Corridale because I know I like it and it's reasonably priced. I really want to try some bamboo or some tencile, but don't know what I would make with something so shiny. I've been eyeing up this batt forever and it has to be my next purchase. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9004465. I think that she is brilliant and hope that some day I will be able to make batts as nice as hers.

PS Just bought a drum carder on Ebay. I can hardly wait
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / hand dyed, handspun scarflettes img heavy on: December 07, 2007 03:20:00 PM
I've been busy for xmas. I've been dying, spinning, and knitting and here is the result.

I had a few more photos, but photobucket is being stupid...ARG!

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