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Topic: Fiber Friday -- March 19, 2010  (Read 5983 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010 04:17:57 PM »

Such pretty yarns!! I love fiber friday!!
Here are some yarn's I've spun over the past couple of months- most have been for swaps and I don't remember all of the pertinent information but I know you all just came for the fiber porn anyway Tongue
Spring Green:


Technicolor Dreams:

Teal Tango:


Pumpkin Spice:

Sea Foam :(100% bamboo)

Natural: (100% alpaca)

Electric Dance:


« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010 04:49:38 PM »

I finally finished staining and oiling my new jumbo sliding hook flyer, so this week was a big spinning week for me! I hadn't spun in a while, so I had a lot of fun. Smiley

I started the week with a small color study. I took this merino roving and split it in half. I then plied one half with a solid white merino, and the other half with solid black merino. I was pleasantly surprised at how vibrant the colors are against the black. I had assumed they would get kind of lost.

That is a way cool comparison! I love seeing the same colorway against black and then against white. I'm going to have to try that someday.

« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010 06:04:33 PM »

Thanks! I highly recommend giving it a try. It was a lot of fun.

Handspun and recycled yarns:

Handmade hats, scarves, and other fun accessories:

« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2010 06:29:20 PM »

I am loving looking at all this gorgeous yarn!!!!  Seriously, I love each and every skein.

I realized one of my favorite things is seeing the roving or batt before it's spun, and then seeing what the yarn looks like in the end.  It's kind of a mystery!  Along those lines, trinabrielle, I really liked seeing that same colorway plied with both white and black -- what a fun thing to try!

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2010 07:18:14 PM »

Wow, that week flew by, and I didn't have time to take pics of what I spun this week before it got too dark.  Embarrassed I assure you it wasn't that great to look at. I spun up an ounce or 2 of raw angora from a bunny I was allowed to brush/groom (the bunny was not pleased--it had lots of matted fur), and it's fairly messy. I'm going to make an i-cord with it and try to felt it.

glad to see so much of your yarn in one place, UF! and even more glad that i possess one of them!  Grin

« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010 08:28:34 PM »

Wow, all very inspiring!
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2010 10:32:00 PM »

Great stuff this week, I love the one plied with white, so light and airy, but intense colors at the same time.

Here are a few of my first wheel yarns. I went to Stitches West and ended up with an Ashford Kiwi! Cutest thing, ever! I'll have to take pictures of a few still drying for next week. These are just my first completely finished yarns Tongue

My favorite first, I named it Banana Cream Pie. Spun from spinningtheweb's colorway Honey Comb, unknown yardage:

Purple, I keep calling it Meredith. Superwash Merino, 42 yds.

Mothwing: my first plied yarn, turned out a little wonky but i love it Cheesy, super lofty, 42 yds, super thin to bulky:


Hey Fiber People: I am very interested in personal swaps for painted/dyed roving or top. I can swap supplies or crafted items. Let's talk!

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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010 11:03:29 PM »

150 yards of blue/green/grey merino goodness, navajo plied.

"Aphrodite" 170 yards, 2 ply, superwash merino.

Juno 1, 69 yards, thick and thin singles, merino, bamboo, nylon.

Same mix, Juno 2, 109 yards, navajo plied.

Bamboo and merino, 80 yards, about worsted singles. Squooshy!

"Ugly yarn" a mix of a little of everything. Superwash merino, bamboo, nylon, tussah silk, mulberry silk noil, you get it. lol. Carded with hand cards into rolags, then spun and navajo plied to make it super wacky. Cheesy

I've been busy this week. lol

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2010 11:31:24 PM »

This is one of the skills i have yet to master and i am amazed by the yarns you ladies are coming up with! they are absolutely beautiful! droolworthy and definitely wisted!

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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2010 08:57:01 AM »

This is one of the skills i have yet to master and i am amazed by the yarns you ladies are coming up with! they are absolutely beautiful! droolworthy and definitely wisted!

Ditto!  I LOVE this fiber porn!  Its just amazing.  The aphrodite by catie_love is just beautiful.  The banana cream pie and Meredith by Dinosaurus Meg are fabulous!  I also love the blue/green/purple that's plied with the white and black in separate hanks on the first page (sorry!   Undecided  I can't remember who spun it!).  Hopefully I'll be learning how to do this soon and I'll be posting some of m own fiber porn!  But I have to say, I really love the plied yarn.  I know that's another skill from spinning but I want to learn that too!   Grin  Great work ladies!

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