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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Feb 27th 2009 on: February 27, 2009 07:39:23 AM
pmpknpunk - yup very squistastic, I just love them and tend to spin alot of them

isamax - sorry about the shows, I have gone to markets a few times and even at the same one it would be hit and miss, one time I would sell almost everything and the next almost nothing. Your yarn is very pretty so don't get discouraged.
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Feb 27th 2009 on: February 26, 2009 11:54:11 PM
Here is my contribution to fiber friday - three of the last weeks yarns - all spun from hand dyed merino

Fifties Fling


3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Fri 2/21/08 - Okay my bad, Fiber Thurs anyone? on: February 22, 2008 01:54:10 AM
Friday evening here in Australia. I have not posted anything in Fibre friday for ages - these are from the last two weeks. The yellow one is superwash, the rest are merino.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Handspun incorporated in christmas pressies on: January 01, 2008 08:30:39 PM
Hello back fellow aussie spinner.

Boy oh boy are those little guys cute
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fluffy Goodness on: December 20, 2007 12:50:36 PM
Yup - the ones plied with the laceweight were dyed after they were spun as I wanted the laceweight to match. I have also done it other way round as well.
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinning bulky? on: December 17, 2007 04:14:24 PM
i had the same kind of problem (on singles not 2 ply). I split my roving into thicker pieces if i want thicker yarn (I know it sounds kind of obvious but i always draft a bit as i spin so this helps keep it chunky). I switched to a lower ratio, less twist so you don't have to treadle heaps slower. The first skein after spinning thin takes a bit more concentration but the fingers tend to remember after awhile

I just do what I normally do but bigger and slower and it tends to work
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What am I doing wrong? I can't get my bulky singles to stay together??? on: December 12, 2007 01:55:36 PM
I would also recommend commerically prepared combed top (you can then dye it or buy it dyed to start with) and that should help with the fuzzy problem. I also use a low ratio when spinning thick singles (3:1 ish) it gives me more time to get the size consistent and gives more control over the amount of twist that goes is.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: A sort of poll....Do you pre-draft your fiber? on: December 12, 2007 01:50:27 PM
I do not pre draft - I split my roving and draft further as I spin. I treat commercially and hand dyed roving the same (that said i dye my own and it turns out full and fluffy, if it was roving with felty bits I might treat it different).
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fluffy Goodness on: November 22, 2007 12:14:42 PM
JamyKate - Landscapes are Aussie dyes and I just love them. I generally dye before I spin, that way if I don't like something as much as I thought I would it goes to the bottom of the stash and I haven't wasted spinning time. If you are worried about messing stuff up when dyeing the Dyeing Discussion boards can be really helpful.
Landscapes are made by these people www.kraftkolour.com.au
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fluffy Goodness on: November 21, 2007 11:47:11 AM
JamyKate - I used Landscapes Dyes. Being an Aussie we don't have wiltons and they are really easy to use - just add water and heat.
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