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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quill spinning on: May 26, 2007 12:24:29 AM
Hi Hazel!!

Well, I've had a few weeks with my quill and it has been a total disaster; I think I might have jumped into it a little too soon in my spinning. The instructions it came with are very vague and everything I read online just confuses me more. I have decided to go back to the flyer until I have time to do a private lesson at the spinning store.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best Circular needles for lace knitting! on: April 26, 2007 11:56:22 PM
Addi just came out with a line of lace needles which are supposed to be pretty good. I am going to try them on my next lace project so I will report after I start.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quill spinning on: April 19, 2007 10:57:54 AM
My quill came in the mail yesterday. It is unfinished so I have to wait for the oil to dry and then I will give it a whirl. I am still practicing my finer yarns and I hope to move on to the art yarns, but at first I think I will use the quill for small stuff. Thanks for the advice, I will post my first quill spun yarn soon.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rate your wheel on: April 18, 2007 09:38:56 AM
Since my wheel didn't make the list I thought that I would add it.

Ashford Traveler


When I was shopping for a wheel my main criteria was that it be portable which it is. The Traveler is larger than the Joy which I was originally looking at, but it is also much easier to use and expand. Ashford offers several accessories to this wheel so it is easy to upgrade to suit your spinning needs. The wheel is very light and easily fits in my car for traveling.

The bobbins are small, too small for me so I am saving to upgrade to the jumbo flyer. I have heard so negative comments about the flyer being slightly to the left instead of in the center, but this really doesn't bother me.

I think this is a great wheel for a spinner at any level. It isn't too expensive and the upgrades allow you to customize the wheel for your uses.

I did have some trouble putting the wheel together initially. It ended up needing a metric tool that it didn't come with and I had to borrow one which took an extra day.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quill spinning on: April 17, 2007 10:21:58 AM
Thank you so much. I ordered my quill and it will be here tomorrow. You say it is better for finer yarns, but everything I have been reading says that it is mostly used for chunky art yarns these days so I am a little confused. Should I start by using it to make finer yarns and get used to it before I try out the chunky stuff?
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Quill spinning on: April 15, 2007 02:03:25 PM
I am a fairly new spinner (only been on a wheel for four months) and I have been saving up for a jumbo flyer since I seem to fill up my bobbins with hyperspeed. I also really want to start spinning really bulky art yarns and after pricing quill spindles I realize that I can afford one of those now with the money I have been saving for a jumbo flyer. My question is if quill spinning is going to be too difficult at this point in my learning? I am a quick learner, but I work two jobs so I can't get to the shop that teaches spinning very often so I learn almost everything on my own.

What are your experiences with learning quill spinning and are there any resources that you would recommend?
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY hackle - found a great tutorial! on: April 11, 2007 12:46:33 PM
Thank you!! I really wanted a set, but I am accident prone and they scared me. This is perfect.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn School on: April 10, 2007 05:53:25 AM
I would really like to do this- does anyone have any information about flying with your wheel? I am a little scared to check it since the insurance only covers $250.
9  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Re: Frankfort KY Craft Club starting on: January 26, 2007 10:14:34 AM
While the Lexington snb is mostly knitters, there are still plenty of non-knitters that show up and craft along. Don't be scared away by the name.
10  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Lexington- New LYS on: September 04, 2006 05:59:35 AM
ReBelle, a new yarn store, just opened up at 371 S. Limestone in the space under Sqecial Media. The store carries staples like Cascade 220 and lots of yarns not available in the area like yarns from Blue Sky, South West Trading Company, and Malabrigo. There are also tons of Sublime Stitching patterns and some Subversive Cross Stitch kits.

Here are the hours:
Monday- closed
Tuesday- 10am-6pm
Wednesday- 10am-8pm
Thursday- 10am-6pm
Friday- 10am-6pm
Saturday- 10am-6pm
Sunday- 12-6pm
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