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« on: July 07, 2006 03:52:12 AM »

Hi. I'm new to craftster and I haven't introduced myself. I'm JT and I like to make yarns with a story, or that represent something or someone. I guess most of us do.

I also like spinning with 'alternative' fibres, so when I cut my hair a few months ago, I decided to give it a spin. It wasn't very fun, for soft blonde hair, it was pretty prickly to spin.

I went from this:

To this:

And from this:

To this:

Sorry if anyone is grossed out by this. I thought it was interesting.

I'd love to see some more spinning blogs, does anyone else have one?
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006 04:51:05 AM »

thats very cool!  but, people where i live think i'm strange Roll Eyes.

so, if you dont mind strange people thinking your stuff is awesome, then you should be a happy gal Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006 04:58:06 AM »

Well..I wouldn't want a sweater out of it..but I think it's pretty awsome.


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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006 02:35:07 PM »

I love your disclaimer - made me laugh! This would be a great gift to give if you have a stalker. Sorry, that was in bad taste. I'm going to write about you today on my spinning blog, I hope you don't mind!

I wonder why animal hair is pleasing and human hair is not?

« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006 03:51:48 PM »

i'm so glad i'm not the only freak! *laugh* Around two months after i started spinning i also cut my hair and decided to see how it would spin up, it had been dyed black but the roots were a natural auburn. it was pretty, but yes VERY prickly and itchy. i have read that 'hair shirts' used to be used to enticed confessions from criminals, i can understand why it would work after feeling spun hair! what other unusual fibers have you spun?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006 02:20:05 AM »

Very cool!  Cheesy

Are you planning on doing anything with it, or was it just an experiment?

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006 02:50:29 AM »

Thats both cool and funny  Grin
But it look a little itchy  Wink

I have a couple of white skeins made from dog hair. I have not made them myself, but swapped them from a nice woman in Denmark. They are sooooo soft and smell wonderful. I think I`m going to make a shawl out of them, but I`m not sure yet.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2006 04:26:12 AM »

Funny you should post this now because of this thread going on in the discussion forum:

And yes, I'm also one of those people who looks around for unusual things to spin. I've already spun hair, dryer lint (too short, had to blend), cotton balls, my cats' fur and polyfil, oh, and coconut fiber.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006 11:30:32 PM »

CM, my blog is mostly my crafting, which includes a lot of the spinning I do, as well as projects I make for examples of what can be done with handspun.

I also knit and spin weird fibers.  My drum carder is my best friend in this regard Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2006 08:30:33 PM »

what fun! and encouageing!
 i got my hair trimed this week and i saw all the hair on the gound and thought i should spin that.
I have also thought of using fake hair too.

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