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21  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday the 13th June 2008 on: June 13, 2008 12:08:17 PM
Wow, I am loving all the core spinning this week!

My favourites have to be Umesha and Twila, although I love hello sunshine as well, heck Liz you just really put up some beauties this week!

Repo, your second yarn is quite a stunner, and in a strange way I even quite like the pink yarn.... Cheesy

And noodle princess, that first corespun is really beautiful!

Anyway, I missed last week so here some of my most recent additions:

Rokoko, a Merino/silk yarn with over 75 real freshwater pearls:

Indiana Jones and the temple of wool, a fun yarn made of Merino, mohair and wooden beads plied with some boucle thread:

Here just some natural soy silk (I love it, I love this stuff so much):

Heavenly pearls, another Merino/silk yarn with pearls and sequins spun in:

This was quite funny, I wanted to take a picture of this silk and baby camel yarn and saw how well it matched my vintage pillow! It is silk as well, so I might have as well shredded that, lol.

...and here is the latest batch, need to take better pictures soon (the one on the left is corespun baby camel, just so I can feel I fit in with the crowd, hehehe):

Here is some more detail about the latest yarns, lots of silk, baby camel and soy silk!
22  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to do about smelly roving?? on: June 03, 2008 02:49:16 AM
This is very strange if it actually smells that strongly!

My best suggestion would be to spin it up first and then give it a good wash with some nicely smelling washing powder or something similar. If you wash it now the risk of felting is far higher.
23  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 05-30-08 - Returned Mojo Edition :) on: May 30, 2008 02:44:50 PM
Yeah, Rocky road is awesome! I also really loved the secret garden. Smiley
I loved all the colours this week and there have been a lot of pretty funky art yarns, which is always great! It really stands out that many people's mojo has returned!!

A bit late, but here is some of my spinning for the week:

This would be a 'new and improved' version of an old yarn of mine called frog prince. This time it is far more over the top with lots of beads in addition to all the other stuff!

Also, it was a great week for vegan yarns and I really got the hang of soy silk now, here one hand dyed in greens:

...and a hot pink one with pearls!

A really exciting experiment (definitely to be repeated!) was pink berry truffle, a pure Tussah silk yarn with huge, fluffy blobs of baby camel:

I guess it has been quite a green week overall, with Lemon verbena:

...and Lime dazzle:

Exotic fruits rule my world! Cheesy

Last but not least goldfish in the sky, a Merino/silk yarn with coils:

24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday May 16th 2008 on: May 16, 2008 02:50:30 PM
Oh, I love that second superwash yarn!
25  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 5/16/08 - Craftster's Moving Onward and Upward! on: May 16, 2008 02:47:12 PM
Sure I am a little nervous, but at the same time so happy that you get your life back! I always wondered how you and your tiny crew managed to run this site so well, and I do hope the new guys can keep up with this level. Smiley

Congrats on finding a good college for your 'baby' and thank you so much for taking the time to post all this information!

26  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday May 16th 2008 on: May 16, 2008 10:31:20 AM
Gorgeous yarns already, I can't even decide on a favourite.... Cheesy

This week I was quite busy, but a lot of yarns are still waiting to have their twist set.
I concentrated a bit more on art yarns and vegan/plant based alternatives to wool and silk yarns.

Lady in Red:

all this became:

Creamy cotton:

Campari Orange, Merino with Mohair locks:

Some gorgeous soy silk and fluffy ocean themed art yarn should be ready by next Friday. Smiley
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 5/09/08 on: May 11, 2008 01:00:29 AM
Kanhoro, there is a fibre available which is made from recycled bottles. In Switzerland I remember that fleece jumpers/jackets were usually also made from recycled bottles - so it definitely is nice and soft. Smiley
28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 5/09/08 on: May 10, 2008 03:30:01 PM
Kelly, I can't see any mistakes either, it's a lovely yarn!
Thanks Amelie and Ekioart, cuddling with all the fibre friday yarns at once must be great... well, something to dream about at least... Cheesy
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 5/09/08 on: May 10, 2008 03:05:57 AM
Hi, I'm a little late for the party, but since I haven't taken part in so long....
There are so many beautiful skeins here again this week! And everyone has been so prolific!

Well, here are some of my most recent yarns:

Golden girl, natural golden Tussah with Merino and lots of golden 'stuff':

Hippie Love, a hand dyed Merino with lots of happy flower beads:

The butterfly and the stone, Grey Merino with colourful Mohair and wrapped in a cotton boucle thread:

A lovely pastel-y hand dyed pure Tussah silk:

One of my new favourites, 'sparkly poodle' a Merino/silk yarn with sparkle and plied with boucle thread - so luxurious and soft! To me this should become a 40s style stole, resembling a fur stole just far more animal friendly. Smiley

One ply hand dyed Tussah silk, the other hand-processed and hand dyed Suri Alpaca (so much work!):

And here I present: Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost yarn. The temple of wool is already in the making...

Also, I went to visit my parents last week and brought back lots of Alpaca fibre from a local farm, here is a quick impression of a total cutie:

This results in Alpaca yarn, obviously, and the one that's already nicely finished and washed is this one (Pure baby Alpaca, so incredibly soft!):

I hope this was no picture overkill, hehehe...
Right off the bobbin is some Baby Alpaca carded with Tussah silk, I could live in this! Perhaps I should knit a house from it... Cheesy
30  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: I got my spindolyn~ on: April 30, 2008 12:24:16 AM
I have got one as well. I use mine for really, really fine stuff - for the last months I have had a very thin silk single on it and sadly when I want to spin, usually the bulky yarns win, lol. But it is a very decorative piece as well!
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