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241  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: 1.5 inch long yarns on: November 08, 2006 09:20:03 PM
You could use sewing thread and sew through the middle of each peice leaving a gap of 1-2 inches. Then you could wind it with a ball of yarn to use or if you spin you could ply it with something.
242  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: what to do with Ballet shoes, and ALOT of belt buckles. on: November 08, 2006 04:43:52 PM
Belt buckles could be a feature of a bag or tote?
243  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old Retro Television Set on: November 08, 2006 04:41:55 PM
Fish tank?
244  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have to ply? on: November 06, 2006 03:55:10 PM
In my experience my guild preferred plied wool and the older ladies said it was because they wanted a stronger yarn for their families on the farms and such.Most spinners i know here prefer to ply their yarns. Maybe its an Aussie thing as i never thought of using singles until i saw my  American friends rarely use plied.I think its all how you want to use the yarn, the project you want it for. So try doing both its all in the experience.
245  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone spin up the soysilk yet? on: November 06, 2006 03:47:59 PM
I have spun soy silk and it is exactly like Tussah. I spin it from the fold  as i feel it gives me more control. I use a little more twist and not to much tension. Use hand lotion before spinning if your hands are rough at all as it catches.
246  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cleaning wool for spinning on: November 06, 2006 03:41:05 PM
I have had the same problem with Alpaca and now i am much more careful choosing fleece because of the vegitation problem.Its going to be fiddly but, a comb and a BIG bottle of hair conditioner. Put the conditioner on the Llama ,neat, and comb thru ,then rinse thoroughly. You will need to do it one lock at a time if you want it totally clean and even then, you may have to do that, then spin it and pick out any excess as you spin. Finish spinning and make skeins, wash in shampoo and conditioner and when you hang to dry pick over with tweezers. Goodluck I've been there.
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