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« on: June 22, 2007 06:14:45 AM »

Happy fiber friday everyone! I've never started the thread before - I keep going to check that it really is friday and no one else posted yet. Here is my yarn for this week:

Merfolk - This skein was spun from velvety soft merino wool that I handpainted in shades of brown, blue, teal, and greens. I spun in lots of fuzzy mohair in olive green, seafoam, and teal, nylon sparkle in deep green and seafoam, recycled sari silk in blue and gold, and teal and gold sequins, all plied together with a metallic gold thread for a textured, puffy-soft yarn. There are little bits of hot pink & red sparkle, mohair, and sari silk spun in for contrast.

Rosaceae - soft, silky, and shiny bamboo, handdyed by me in shades of pink and green (with a hint of yellow).

Whisp - Whisp was spun mostly from an amazing handcarded batt I got in a trade that was made up of soft wools, recycled sari silk, nylon sparkle, angelina, and kid mohair (and probably more). I added in a bunch of extras - 'black diamond' (shiny grey carbonized bamboo) fiber, more nylon sparkle, white angora rabbit fluff, pale blue bamboo, and (best of all) clear plastic from recycled plastic bags. This skein is mostly wool, but there are long sections of the bamboo, angora, and clear plastic.

Changeling - Silvery-blue tencel, with lots of peachy-pink bamboo slubs and teal sequins strung on silver thread, plus a tiny pinch of blue recycled sari silk threads. The tencel is soft & silky, and holds it's shape better than bamboo.

Thanks for looking! I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share!

« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007 06:21:06 AM »

Ouh! I love them all! Especially Changeling  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007 06:27:22 AM »

feralfeminine, love it all!  But that bamboo one is just d~r~e~a~m~y.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007 06:27:52 AM »

feralfeminine, gorgeous, gorgeous yarns in such pretty colours!  I really like 'Rosaceae'!  Was it difficult to work with bamboo?  I was thinking about getting some to play with

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007 06:34:48 AM »

feralfeminine, They all look great!!!!
How in the world did you make your joins with the clear plastic?  I would love to try this sometime.

No spinning for me this week.  I'm saving my fibers for the Tour de Fleece https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176306.0  I did on the other hand get some knitting done this week instead.  Maybe I'll even have something to post in Knitting - Compleated Projects soon!

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 06:35:10 AM »

Goodness, feralfeminine, every single one of those yarns is breathtaking!
(And you have a great talent for naming yarn, too!  Smiley )

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007 06:42:20 AM »

Thanks, everyone!!!

loves2experiment - Bamboo is slippery! But it's not that hard. I find it easiest to spin on a wheel, since I can adjust the tension, but Rosaceae was spun on a medium-weight drop spindle with no problems. I recommend trying it out - bamboo is one of my favorite fibers!

isamax - The plastic sections were made from loops of clear plastic joined together, so I just pulled several inches of wool through the loop, folded it back on itself, and put a lot of spin in it.

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007 06:55:07 AM »

Wow feralfeminine those are lovely. I especially like the mixed media yarn. I have two to show this week but as of this morning they were still wet. I hope I can get pictures this evening.

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007 07:18:38 AM »

The colors are to dyeee for hahaha.
Seriously, I love them!

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007 08:05:06 AM »

Wow, I need to get some bamboo too!

Here's my latest spun from a fabulous batt from raynbow. Unfortunately, the photo is not the best, you can't really see the sparkly fibers or plum colored parts:
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