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« on: May 15, 2009 06:47:06 AM »

Hey fiber fiends,

I have a few this week. Have been spinning a ton trying to get ready for the farmers market this summer. I'm pretty excited to spin in the sunshine and educate people about spinning and hand spun yarn.

Un named - 100% Finn wool spun extremely thick and thin  Oh so soft  still have to set the twist

All Dressed - I spun this from batts I carded - bamboo, merino, corriedale, falkland, sparkle, and tons of alpaca.

Get off of my cloud - My fav this week - Falkland, bamboo, merino, romney, and corriedale dyed blue with massive white/gray cocoons raw merino, falkland, romney and sparkle. I'm waiting on some felting needles to arrive and then I think I might try to shape the cocoons a little.


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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009 06:55:44 AM »

luxx, how is your handspun received at farmer's market?  I live outside a small town and have been trying to sell my handspun for the last few years.  Folks here just don't get it!  The only sales I make on my handspun have been to folks from larger cities that are here visiting ....


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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009 07:13:04 AM »

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!!

I've been on a crazy corespinning kick this week.. only one of my yarns isn't corespun LOL!!

Here's my non corespun yarn..  a thick and thin single from a carded batt of cotswold lamb locks and silk noil, with some extra cotswold lamb locks spun in.  I added lots of pink and green angelina, pink and green firestar, pink silver and green sequins strands and pink and silver turbo glam and pink and green pom poms spun in with pink and green lurex holosparkle thread.
Pixi Garden, 49 yards

Here's the corespuns..

Unforgettable, 48 yards
uncarded alpaca, kid mohair locks, sari silk ribbon and strands, angelina and turbo glam

Peonies, 50 yards
uncarded merino locks, angelina, turbo glam, sari silk ribbon and strands, silk fabric

Redwood Forest, 50 yards
uncarded merino locks

Borealis, 47 yards
merino/silk, kid mohair, mohair and cotswold locks, cvm/bl/finn and corridale fleece, sari silk ribbon and strands, angelina

Peacock, 108 yards
alpaca, bamboo, angelina- wrapped with lurex thread

I hope everyone has a great fiber filled weekend!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009 07:22:29 AM »

Hellooooo Friday! Smiley
There are some real colour explosions going on in this thread already!
The cloud yarn looks like fun and I love how intense Pixi garden is.

My new yarns for the week are:

Grey pearl, a Merino and silk yarn with real freshwater pearls, glass beads and sequins:

Gwydolwyn, a tweedy wool and soy silk yarn with lots of added beads and more:

Some more organic cotton:

Blue handspun, hand dyed soy silk:

I spun quite a bit more, but they still have to be washed to set the twist, perhaps next week. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009 07:51:48 AM »

mullerslanefarm - This is the first year that our community is having a farmers market so I really have no idea how it will go. We definately have a huge amount of people who own vacation homes here, so they are from a larger center. I'm sharing a booth with a needle felter as well, so we should have quite a variety of items.

Jazzturtle - I love the look of Unforgettable. The mohair curls are awesome. I also love the colours of red wood forest.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009 08:06:12 AM »

Oh my! Such gorgeous yarns this week! I love all the blues and reds and pinks. *drool*  Cheesy

I haven't posted to Fiber Fridays in a while, but I have been spinning a bit every week. I was working feverishly on some embroidery for a swap. But here is what I've dyed up and spun from my stash of mill end rovings from SSS.

Fresh Strawberries - 1 oz. and 26 yards, dyed (twice) with Wilton's...destined to be doll hair and spun thick and thin:

Michigan Midnight - 23g, 39.5 yards, dyed with Wilton's (color was acid fractured). The thinnest yarn that I've been able to manage so far  Cheesy :

Grass Clippings - 66g, 90 yards (total), dyed with Wilton's. I spun this up for my mom as a Mother's day present. It's very close to Kelly Green, definitely a blue-green as opposed to a yellow-green. It was two skeins, but the second broke as I was taking it off the spindle, so now it's three (spun thick and thin):

Mermaid hair - (pictured first sitting atop it's owner's head) 46g, 29.25 yards (thick and thin). I hand-painted the roving with Wilton's before I spun it up. I'm so happy with how well it matches the doll's 'skin':

Blue Jay - 58g, 59 yards (thick and thin), dyed with Wilton's. This is a lighter version of the Michigan Midnight - I fractured the colors with excess vinegar, too:
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009 08:33:23 AM »

jazzturtle, amazing work as always, still in awe [grin] Snowberrylime, your first two are not the sort of thing that usually grabs me but I LOVE them, the second one especially. They look fabulous :-) Jane, zomg Celebration is so wonderfully bright, loving it.

Yet again I have a finished yarn that I can't post because it's currently halfway across the Atlantic on its way to a swap partner. Suffice it to say that I am incredibly proud of it and think it's probably the best thing I've ever spun! (And I just realised that I forgot to take pictures :-( Hopefully she will when it gets there.)
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009 09:23:14 AM »

gorgeous gorgeous work,  no favorites yet, they are all to wonderful!!  All I've got is a bunch on the bobbins.  Maybe they'll be ready to show by tonight, but likely not.  Not to sure if I'm going to ply them, or leave em single.  we shall see.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009 10:19:50 AM »

Yay for yarn porn. Everything looks awesome. Especially in love with that Mermaid, Celebrate, and Unforgettable. Amazing amazing. Here's mine for the week:

115 yards Kool-Aid dyed Merino spun with rainbow thread, super cushy! (Sorry bout the bad lighting and photography...still tinkering with my new digital camera.)


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