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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Sep 24 on: September 24, 2010 03:55:04 PM
So why at after 630 pm am I starting this?? I know you are out there!

I have 3 skeins of yarns. They are really stuff sitting around on bobbins that I finally plyed. I got The Gentle Art of Plying video..wow..great if ya haven't seen it!

First up is superwash merino from Sheep Shed dyed by Carole. It was going to be one whopper skein but it broke on the ball winder when I made a center pull ball to ply it on it's self.

This is the spunky ecclectic I spun last week.

Hope you all have a great crafty week!
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / First small bit from Glassblowing on: September 10, 2010 04:31:04 PM
I go to a community college with an exceptional art school and we have glass blowing. Wow standing in front of 2000 degree furnace is a different thing. This is a small flower to introduce us to how to use tweezers (big things not the eyebrow sort). We are learning how to manipulate the glass first.

I got some rather odd comments about it from my friends over facebook...I still think it was pretty cool..lol
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / My BBQ Garden..how does your garden grow? on: April 16, 2010 08:52:40 PM
I decided that I wanted to make a funky herb garden in a beat up smoker I had. I thought it would keep animals out of it and make it up high so as to not be back breaking labor. I am from Texas but I live in Virginia and miss home so it is homage to my Texas roots..literally..
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday April 16, 2010 on: April 16, 2010 12:58:37 AM
Sweet I am gonna start us out here this week and hope that some others of you follow suit. I spun up 2 this week. The first is a navajo-ply from an older Spunky colorway I never finished spinning up. and the other is from a swap with our own MLF, a soy silk yarn that was way easier to spin up than I anticipated. I love it! Very spring-like too!

It is mostly worsted weight but looks a lot floofy after setting the twist with steam. Have a great spin week!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Maybe already knew but finishing with steam on: April 11, 2010 09:48:16 PM
So I was spinning up the soy silk I got for MLF our fav fiber enabler and I was wondering how should I finish it? Now, I have been known to say finish sminish and call it good after winding off the wheel onto the kniddy. But I got to thinking that I had never spun it before so I grabbed a handy reference. I had to use Amy King's Spin Control to get the idea after looking through a couple others first. She said to use steam to set silk and synthetic silks. Welp I figured I found the steamer machine my handy man owns for removing wallpapers and I fished it out and I was amazed at what happened before my eyes. Amy said it would plump the silk and leave the shine and it did. Then I thought well, I shall give it a go on the Amy King fiber I just finished chain plying in wool. It was like magic as it plumped up and made the twists look much more even. It was neat that you saw the action happening though. I am easy to amuse but I do like the lovely way my yarns look. Now, wait til Fiber Friday to see them..lol Grin
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / MMMM Frosty Batts on: January 10, 2010 05:35:55 PM
These were made by me for my girlfriend for the holiday. I think sometimes hubby's and kids may not know the delight in fiber goodness and I thought she should be treated so I whipped these up for her. Super wash merino dyed by me, merino and silk blend, milk fiber dyed by me, SSS mill ends superwash special dyed by Carol, and a girl needs sparkle so hyacinth angelina. They just look so pretty!!

7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / New dyed roving on: December 15, 2009 05:01:03 PM
I just got a new wheel and I got 2 pounds of Corridale roving with it. I decided to have a dye session today and these are the two i came up with today. The first one is my fave and reminds me of those real hot yarns called zaurball I believe. The German ones.

The second one is sort of odd. I think the black dye always has a tendacy to break and make other colors as does some blues and greens. This was turquoise, blue, green, and purple and fuschia with a dash of black in the color breaks and oddly the finished steamed wool looks different once unwrapped. I did sort of hand pant them and roll in plastic wrap and steam the rolls

Yea for messes
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Dec 11, 2009 on: December 11, 2009 03:49:58 PM
So, I sense a trend here of me starting this thread...Where did everyone go?? We used to have so many lovely things posted...I miss you all...I miss yarn porn...Feed your need and inspire someone else and post!!!

I have 2 today. The first is BFL is a super hot colorway from Maisy Day Handspun on Etsy in a colorway called Figgy...HOT...it is a little darker purple than it appears..

This second is from a bit of roving from our fav girl Cyndi at MullersLaneFarm..whom I was lucky enough to get for a swap pal in the latest fiber swap...It is a natural wool with a bit of wool neps and a bit of shiny nylony something..Sorta a tweedy yarn with a slight shine..I think it is calling to trim something..
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Dec 4, 2009 on: December 03, 2009 09:36:08 PM
So I will start us off again this week...te he...Fresh of the new spinning wheel is the yarn I started last week, BFL 2-ply and I totally love the outcome of it!

and the other that was on my Niddy waiting to be finished was my 2nd attempt at navajo ply..

Hope everyone had a great week!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Nov 27, 2009 on: November 26, 2009 09:19:45 PM
Hope we are all fat and happy those of us stateside in US. We are having a fiber friday this week darn it!! I got a new Ashford Traveller DT so I spun up a little bit on it. I haven't chosen a finish yet so LuLu is naked (I have no idea why she told me that name for her name...lol) And without furthaer ado I shall start us off this week: The first is from a batt from a swap here on Craftster. I navjo plyed it so it isn't real long. I think it was Llama, wool, milk or bamboo and some sparkles..It was my second navajo plying attempt. I haven't finished it yet as I am waiting on my new Soak from Ravelry to come

This is BFL from M S &W

Roving and yarn really a little darker Grin

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