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Topic: My first handspun... ever!  (Read 1042 times)
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« on: March 06, 2009 04:36:20 AM »

For my birthday my awesome friends Acidtrix and L33tM0nk3y got me a drop spindle, some top in blue and white, and a bag of sari silk.  Armed with some youtube training I made this!

All singles, all overspun but the last less so as I went.

Then my wonderful husband, seeing my glee as I spun away with little idea as to what I was doing, sent me to a basic spinning workshop at my fav LYS where I made this!

Still over spun, but less so than my first attempt and with more even(ish) drafting (its character, yeah character).  The extremely friendly LYS people sent me home with more top and some pencil roving.  I'm working on spinning the rest of the white top, and then plying it with the blue, before I dive into the pencil roving and the sari silk.  Here's what I've got so far...

Sadly its not as successful as what I managed while at the workshop, I blame it being late at night.  Getting something even at the splicing points proving the toughest part so far.  But practice make perfect!

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009 04:54:38 AM »

Remember - if it comes out thick/thin, then just call it 'art yarn' ;-)

You're doing great, honey. Keep it up!

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009 05:25:41 AM »

i know nothing about spinning.. although i'd like to learn someday... but these look like fabulous first attempts to me.

i have always loved the DIY look of yarns with varying thickness.

what i have made: flickr
what i am making: ravelry
what i want: wist

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009 05:50:26 AM »

It is beautiful (and full of character Smiley )  Truely, years from now you'll want to be able to spin like this and will have to concentrate to do so.

Enjoy your first hand spuns ... treasure them ...  make something special from them that you will use ...  I have a crocheted shawl made from my first handspuns.  You might want to make a small bag to keep your spinning things.


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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009 07:23:24 AM »

aww, they look beautiful lady Cheesy
so glad you're enjoying it!!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009 07:43:10 AM »

 Grin ...........Hello from one spinning newb to another!...........I think they look fabulous!  Isn't amazing how it all comes together?.............. Grin

I plan to make something with my newb yarns..............I haven't decided what yet..............but they'll pry it outta my dead hands...................LOL.............. Grin

Great job!


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