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Topic: Hey! It's a FIBRE FRIDAY! July 24, 2015 (pic heavy!)  (Read 2570 times)
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« on: July 24, 2015 07:35:30 AM »

 Cheesy

So, what have you all been up to? Whatcha spinnin'??

Here's what I've been doing!
The finished yarn:


And I'll share the process too! First step, dye the locks!


Second step, card em all up! Even if you're out camping Wink


Third step get ready to spin! And it's always great to have a helper kitty, right?


Fourth step: Spin anywhere!


And finally tally up how much there is! 4oz, 275yards, Woollen spun from hand carded rolags, 100% Shetland cross wool.

But wait! since it's been a while, there's more!

Master Spinner, Level 4, DONE. Seriously, that was a really fun level. Loads of work though!


And Master Spinner Level 5 dye day skeins. Hand spun Cotton (I spun 2 oz more then required... So it's going into my final project..) dyed with fibre reactive dyes.  First set: Percentage dyeing. Second set: Colour wheel.  All we start out with is Red, Yellow and Blue dye!



Okay, I'll leave this post at that... But I'm going to make another for all the batts i've carded up! 

Please share what you've been up to, spin wise, too!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015 08:05:11 AM »

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! So much to love about this post! Your School work is always exciting to me. Was the first yarn (and process) for fun spinning? So much greatness!

I have stuff to share but I doubt I will. SO much else going on. Oh, I even think I forgot to snap a shot of my blue batts before I spun them up, darn.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015 08:35:17 AM »

Gorgeous and impressive. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015 09:02:23 AM »

Jexx, yes.  The first yarn is for fun. I'm taking a break from doing homework over the summer, then it's all homework all the time once the kids are in school. I plan to finish this level before christmas. And yeah, cotton is a pain to learn, but once I got it, it was like pie.  The only thing that irked me was the fact that my fastest ratio on my wheel wasn't fast enough. I've since got an Ashford Traditional wheel, which spins soon much faster, even on it's biggest whorl/slowest ratio.. (which is obviously faster then the fastest on my Traveller)

Thanks,HSG!
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015 09:47:06 AM »

I love your shades of dye. So beautiful
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015 06:16:34 PM »

I am so impressed with your spinning talents!  And completely jealous of that picturesque spinning location!
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015 08:12:30 PM »

Thanks so much!! Total bonus of living in the forest. Many lakes, and secluded places to haul spinning wheels!
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2017 10:25:13 PM »

I love yarn, if only I had time and a spinner. Your finished yarn is a perfect color for easing into fall. An wow, I didn't there were spinning classes and challenges. I'm going to have to look and see what I can find near me.❤👍
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