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« on: August 28, 2008 10:48:31 PM »

now i know how many of you have taken to corespinning since the tutorial and video that was posted here. i haven't done any corespinning in a while, but am very intrigued by the hype and wondering what exactly everyone else is doing.

it seems that the most popular choice for cores is crochet cotton. that being said, no one has mentioned what weight they are using!?!? i think that was my problem with the technique, all i had around at the time was the dish cloth weight crochet cotton, and as some may know, it comes in a handful of sizes. i have contemplated using the weight that is used to crochet doilies and other lacy accessories. i have also found a "tatting thread" by DMC that i thought about using *it borders on thread*. i don't know how MANY diff weights are out there, but the number indicating weight can be found somewhere on the plastic covering. it will be a big, bold 20, 30, 10, etc...

now, this is the question that keeps me up at night.... do you spin your corespun in the direction that ADDS or TAKES AWAY TWIST from the core?!?!?! if you add twist while spinning, you end up with overtwisted yarn, and i actually don't know what happens when you take the twist AWAY while spinning, because i've never tried it!! *i was only a beginning spinner when i tried corespun yarns....handspun revolution lured me in!!!!*

well, this inquiring mind wants to know!! please if you love spinning corespun yarns, and have taken the time to read this, reply!! i really want as many oppinions as possible! ~thanks 
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008 11:42:19 AM »

I'm pretty sure I use size 10 crochet cotton, it was a giant ball that says there is over 1.5 miles on it. (I googled it... it is size 10 & says it is bedspread weight.)
I've always spun it clockwise (because thats what I'm used to...) It does tend to get overspun, setting the twist tends to help... but I'll have to try spinning it the other direction to see what happens Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008 10:03:59 AM »

I wonder the same... it will be awhile before I get to any spinning though.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 04:40:32 AM »

Bump... I was wondering the same things!
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feralfeminine
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008 07:49:24 AM »

I think I've been told this before: if you spin plied yarn counterclockwise (or in the direction that would un-ply it), it actually gets way way more overspun than if you spun it in the same direction it was plied. I've done small tests by twisting the cotton yarn with my hands, and it seems to be true. My corespun yarns are twisty when I take them off the bobbin, but they really calm down a ton when I set the twist, and aren't overspun (or at least not noticeably).

I have that same 1.5 mile ball of crochet cotton Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008 02:41:24 PM »

Thanks feralfeminine, I've been wondering the same myself.
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SensiblyTacky
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008 06:18:30 AM »

I spin in the direction that it is already spun, it tends to relax after you set the twist and doesn't get too overspun if you are mindful of whats going on.

I love corespinning!
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