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1  Re: Fiber Friday-June 25,2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: June 26, 2010 06:54:24 AM
Great yarns everyone!

Here are some core spun yarns.
They are my first skeins, I used Jazzturle's tut http://jazzturtlecreations.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-do-i-do-it-coreless-corespinning.html   and the bellwether tutorial http://askthebellwether.blogspot.com/2008/12/yarn-story-core-spinning-ballerina.html  

Jade in the ruff

This yarn I did not spin the over spin the core thread in the opposite direction.
Wool, soy silk, sari silk, thread, fire star, silk noil, and nylon.

Fashion is Danger (blue and red) and Poison (brown and green)

Fashion is danger skeins are core spun with the core overspun in the opposite directions of the ply. Then the core spinning was spun to balance out that twist. .  .  in theory it works. But I found it did not work for me. Jade in the ruff was less over twisted then a these skeins.

Poison is a single with core spun elements.
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2  Re: Growth- Scarf or Wall hanging in Weaving: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: March 02, 2010 12:43:18 PM
It is 52 inches long and 6 inches wide the fringe adds about 7 inches in width and the fringe is 5 inches long at the longest point.  These measurements are after washing.

I will have to take some photos with it on tonight.

The fringey furry part is made using a technique called knotted pile. The book "woven treasures" shows how to same with Peter Collingwood's rug technique books witch you can get for free off line. I learned it in a weaving class that I took years ago.  The photos do not show the process of knotting. It is hard to explain with words try looking for a video on you tube or a tutorial online.

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3  Dyeing tip for acid or steam set dyes in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by peachymanaangel on: February 28, 2010 05:30:53 PM
Stainless steel inset pans and covers they are wide, cheep, and will last for ever.
They are the pans in the buffet tables.
I dyed a large piece of felt in the oven. poured in the dye, covered it.
baked it at 400 F for half hour then at 350 F for half hour turned off the oven and let it sit over night.
It came out beautiful, I can wait to try roving and printed fabric.
I bought mine from a local store because I needed it sooner than later.


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4  Specimen Jewelry in Felting: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: February 28, 2010 05:19:32 PM
Jewelry made by manipulating felt with rocks and other wet felting techniques.

They come in specimen jars aka the jar that pee samples are taken when you go to the doctors. Ha

They are inspired by fungus and microbes.

They are fun, my aunt is a nurse and was having a ball figuring out which ones looked like what.

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5  Growth- Scarf or Wall hanging in Weaving: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: February 28, 2010 04:33:04 PM
This scarf or wall hanging was made for the Handwoven sock yarn contest.
It is made from knit picks bare sock yarns and hand dyed using ikat and hand painting techniques. It is a tabby weave with sculpted knotted pile. It was a slow process but it was worth the effort.

I was inspired by mould.

I hope it gets recognized I don't care about the money just being published would make my year. I wore it as a scarf to an art opening and a lot of people were excited about it.

Learned card weaving ^^

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6  Fiber Friday- Jan 1 2010- A new decade in yarn in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: January 01, 2010 05:44:11 AM
Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone had a awesome and safe new years eve.

Lets ring in the new year with cozy yarn.

First snow
was a fiber batt from Spunmonkey. It looked like my mom, one day it will be something for her not sure yet.  Huge skein. thread plied with metallic woolly nylon.

Ballet Pink
Was fibers from my stash and some from Spunmonkey carded into a batt, for a beret.
thread plied with woolly nylon.

My new years resolution is to find an art teaching position (if the economy breaks) and to take more photos.

Can't wait to see everyone's yarn.
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7  Re: September Felt-along - preparing for OCT 3rd. International felt-bombing in Felting: Discussion and Questions by peachymanaangel on: September 08, 2009 03:16:17 AM

As for attaching to trees it depends on the shapes you are making and if you whant you attachment meathod to be seen. I have found the staple guns, hammer and nails worked the best for me. You can always use fishing line or yarns and threads. I know for the knitted graffiti they use zip ties.

I used hammer and mall finishing nails to attach this to the tree. When I deinstalled it, it was filled with earwigs and fuzzy caterpillars. *shutters*
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8  Scarfs a bunch of them in Weaving: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: July 25, 2009 03:16:52 PM
I made Five scarves in a week. They are all tabby weave and use handspun yarns.

Goldfish- cotton wool and rayon

Cherry Sunday- cotton wool, rayon and acrylic with pom poms

Watermelon Margarita- cotton, wool, rayon and shine

Overpass Graffiti- wool, nylon, acrylic and rayon using a tapestry technique

wrist cuff to go with

Brick Factory Graffiti- wool, nylon, and cotton

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9  Re: Fiber Friday July 3, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: July 03, 2009 08:03:10 AM
mullerslanefarm what beautiful colorways!

I have some pictures of yarn that I spun from the fibers I received from MollieMoo2883 from the recent Handspun Yarn swap

soda pop

Rovings dyed I was playing with my new dyes from ProChem and Citric Acid ohh the joy
Clear day on the river and this yarn will have blue and hot pink alpaca nubs

Lake St. Clair

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10  Re: Fiber Friday - June 26 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: June 26, 2009 04:59:18 AM
Jane Doe that yarn pulls on my heart strings.

I have a lot of yarn this week because I need to update my posts more, and I have been spinning like a mad spinster lately.

jumbo 3ply from drum carded batts

Sock or DK wieght 2-ply from bought roving

Three Skeins of Bubble bee taxi drum carded thread plyed

Small Lake thread plyed, durm carded, and strips of fabric

Melon Balls thread plyed store bought roving

Candy thread plyed store bought roving

Fruit thread plyed store bought roving

Watermelon Margerita hand dyed and carded with sequence and thread plyed

Blues store bought roving two ply

This was a cake of pencil roving that I dyed in cake form then spun a two ply yarn with it.

Spun snow and Wire spun Snow. Hand dyed BFL roving with sparkle, and sequence and thread warped. One is core spun on wire. It will be an art hat for my friend.

I am stash busting so I do not feel as guilty when I buy 10lbs or so from RL Linsday. Which I need for felting specimens.
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