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« on: August 09, 2006 08:58:00 AM »

This was an experiment with lace...it's the roughest yarn ever! I have no idea what to do with it.

This is some of the first finished yarn from my very dirty fleece to yarn challenge I think it still looks dirty Cheesy

This is some roving I have had forever and never spun because I didn't like the colors. Well, I was desperate to spin something so I thought I would start on it. Now I think I really like it.

This is some that my husband spun. We are doing a craft exchange where he is learning to spin and I am going to learn to paint figure models from him. I think he did awesome at his first lesson. I plyed the yarn for him.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006 09:15:51 AM »

I think that lace yarn would be beautiful couched around pillow edges or sewed down in rows on a pillow top....or couched on a fiber wall peice....added in with light macrame cords to make a wall hanging...to  weave in a basket....knitted placemats....just thinking out loud.. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 12:14:44 PM »

Couching would be a good idea for that. Thanks!!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 12:57:26 PM »

They are all too cool!  Your husband did a great job for his first time  Cheesy  I wonder if I will be able to talk my hubbie into trying to spin?

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007 05:50:02 AM »

 I know !!!!

You can sell it to me!!! i love that ribbon one!

God there so much for me to learn!

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007 05:56:13 AM »

Very cool.  I am ready to go spin now.  I am a newbie and you all are inspiring me.  I am off to drool at wheels now.   Wink


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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007 04:31:51 PM »

I like them.

So how did you do the lace one? Did you use doilies?
(sorry about my ignorance, I've never spun before)

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007 09:53:47 AM »

I used some old lace trim that my grandmother gave me a long time ago. I tried just plying it with another yarn but it ended up wrapping around it and I liked that so I left it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007 10:31:23 AM »

i'm curious fiberangle--did you hand-dye the lace?  the colors are so nice!

as for what to do with it...i guess it depends on how much yardage you have, BUT maybe you could knit/crochet a nifty little bag out of it?  i bet its pretty sturdy when its made into a fabric.

and can i just say that i love that your husband spins?  incredible.   wanna swap hubbies?  mine can crochet teddy bear sweaters! 

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007 08:31:32 PM »

Betzi - no I didn't dye the lace. It's from the 70s  Cheesy The plastic on the packages was all deteriorated when I opened them. But the colors were still bright! Who knows what kind of chemicals are in that dye  Grin
Well, my hubby doesn't actually spin. He did that one time because we decided to trade hobbies. I learned to paint a model and he learned to spin. Great fun  Wink
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