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Topic: Fiber Friday - May 7, 2010  (Read 3947 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010 10:21:07 PM »

Nicely spun, Hippie!


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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2010 06:33:24 AM »

Everyone's yarns are gorgeous!! These threads always remind me that I should spend more time spinning... but it always seems to get pushed behind other things--laundry, cleaning, making dinner, working, sleeping.  I am going to try to find SOME time to spin in the next week or two!

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010 07:51:51 AM »

Everyone's stuff looks so good this week.

It's taking me forever to get thru 4 oz of anything.  Oh, wait, maybe it wouldn't if I could focus on one spinning project at a time  Grin

« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010 10:16:47 AM »

nikschaf, let me let you in on a secret of a non-technical spinner (me).  I spin how the the fiber tells me it wants to be spun.  I don't try to force a batt of mixed short/long staple lengths with extras in it to be spun into a fine thread.  Then again, I don't try to force a real smoothly combed top into trying to be spun into a bunch of beehives and chunky yarn.

When I want chunky yarns, I put them through the carder fewer times and add various staple lengths.  When I want a fine yarn, I comb the fiber (or by a nice parallel carded roving and split it length-wise at least 3 times.)

I don't fight the fiber!

Great advice!!  I have to say, I do like letting my yarn be however it wants to be, even if it wasn't what I expected.  I think I'll wind up being more  of a freeform spinner than a consistent spinner, because relaxing and watching the yarn take shape is what I enjoy about spinning so far.  I tend to like to be "in control" in other aspects of my life, so relaxing and enjoying the unexpected with dyeing and spinning has been really nice!
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010 11:47:12 AM »

This is the main thing I've been working on this week. I've been spinning up this awesome carded Sari silk. It has been so much fun to spin! I still have about half a batt left.

Does sari silk draft easily?
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2010 12:30:10 AM »

It drafts much easier than I thought it would. Compared to bamboo and milk latte, it is easy to work with Smiley
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010 11:00:47 AM »

This is my first contribution to fiber Friday (i am late, i know)

This is a blend of dyed merino, natural grey alpaca, natural wool and dyed orange mohair, plied with gold thread

Natural Lincoln cross wool with silver thread


This one is a pink Merino, aqua Scottish black face, grey Leicester X blend (sorry crappy pic)

I love seeing everyone's yarn!
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