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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-07-2009, 03:16 PM
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Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
Ah, a grommet! I got the wheel used, so that...

Ah, a grommet! I got the wheel used, so that piece may have gone missing. Apparently so, since I can't find one. That did occur to me . Maybe I'll have to take a trip to the hardware store.

I did...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-05-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,104
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
"Blooms" That's exactly how I described my dark...

"Blooms" That's exactly how I described my dark maroon alpaca. I didn't know that was a real spinning term. :)

By the way, congrats on the wheel! I have a traditional single drive and so far so good!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,619
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
Jumbo flyer question

Hi everyone!

I have an Ashford Traditional wheel, last used with the jumbo flyer attachment for plying some gorgeous dark maroon alpaca yarn. Oh is it luscious!

Anyway, now I would like to get back...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-05-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
I absolutely do! I don't want to break any rules...

I absolutely do! I don't want to break any rules by discussing in too much detail, but please see my website if you're interested. And, I apologise, I don't have pics of actual fleeces up yet, but on...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-04-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
I'm with you, Joanne! I've been spinning for less...

I'm with you, Joanne! I've been spinning for less than a month and I just want to get faster, learn to use my wheel instead of looking at it longingly while spinning on a drop spindle.

I have...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-03-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,379
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
Oh I'm so not kidding, if you want to buy a...

Oh I'm so not kidding, if you want to buy a spinning wheel you have to check Craigslist in your area and any area within reasonable driving distance.

I just did a google search on "spinning wheel...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,379
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
Totally beginner spinner here. Not graduated to a...

Totally beginner spinner here. Not graduated to a wheel yet, although I have one literally 2 feet away... shop Craigslist! And eBay! I lost a fabulous deal on eBay due to my poor timing of rummaging...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,929
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
I am a very new spinner, and I was incredibly...

I am a very new spinner, and I was incredibly lucky to find on Craigslist, all practically new mind you, an Ashford Traditional wheel, for $200. For $50 more, she threw in a Duncan drum carder. Also...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,591
Posted By WhiteLotusAlpacas
Hello everyone! New member here, and alpaca...

Hello everyone! New member here, and alpaca breeder.

I breed huacayas only. I can tell you that staple length varies from animal to animal, depending on health, age, genetics, and nutrition.

Our...
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