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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-16-2009, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Foxyie
Hi kelly i haven't myself really felted anything...

Hi kelly

i haven't myself really felted anything but i believe that it's easier to check to see where the felting stage is in a top loader

depending the yarn and the strength of a washer,...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By Foxyie
ah wiltons.. some of the colors do have a...

ah wiltons.. some of the colors do have a tendency to break

i would overdye it with blue!

one thing i always did when using wiltons was to dissolve it completely in a very small amount of really...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-05-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,727
Posted By Foxyie
i think that the food dyes last longer than kool...

i think that the food dyes last longer than kool aid and yes you do have to add acid ..thats what helps the dye stay on the wool.

the only downside to using those dyes is that they can fade in...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-04-2009, 03:29 AM
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Posted By Foxyie
i also agree that kool-aid isn't THE first thing...

i also agree that kool-aid isn't THE first thing you have to start with.. I much preferred liquid food coloring or colored gels

you can mix many colors with them and i think they give a better result
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-23-2009, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Foxyie
hi yes you can dye with wiltons.. i started with...

hi

yes you can dye with wiltons.. i started with wiltons and food coloring

washing and sunlight will cause fading overtime

i'm pretty sure that these socks were dyed with...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-01-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,823
Posted By Foxyie
hello.. i don't know anything at all about...

hello.. i don't know anything at all about spinning nettle but i did a quick search and found this.. it was interesting to read i thought

http://foxleymanor.blogspot.com/search/label/Nettles

if i...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 06-30-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By Foxyie
do you have any local costume shops? they may...

do you have any local costume shops?
they may have a wheres waldo costume you can rent

or maybe a thrift shop?

good luck finding what you need!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-26-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By Foxyie
hello! i have a ST ashford traditional and i...

hello!

i have a ST ashford traditional and i love it
mine is older.. i can spin any kind of yarn i want on it.
as mullerslane said.. lace to medium bulky with the regular flyer and much bulkier with...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-26-2009, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Foxyie
thats very pretty!

thats very pretty!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-11-2009, 08:37 AM
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Views: 1,285
Posted By Foxyie
first i have to ask what the fiber content of the...

first i have to ask what the fiber content of the yarn is.. if it's mostly wool.. you're good..

cotton won't dye with food dyes and i wouldn't try on synthetics

soak the yarn for at least 10-15...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-11-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By Foxyie
sometimes it may not be as overspun as you...

sometimes it may not be as overspun as you think.. have you given the yarn a soak yet?..does it still curl back on itself alot?

also i would say if you are using the smallest whorl you may need to...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 06-11-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 94,115
Posted By Foxyie
etsy Yart sale

The Fox Hop (http://foxyie.etsy.com) is having a yart sale! June 11 - june 14th

Buy one Handspun yarn and get the second for 40% off!

all discounts are taken before shipping and yarn already on...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 04-24-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,845
Posted By Foxyie
hi there! sadly, i don't have a wheel to pass...

hi there!

sadly, i don't have a wheel to pass on..but if you don't find one perhaps you can start with a drop spindle? .. they can be very easy to make or there are alot of affordable fiber and...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,108
Posted By Foxyie
your yarn looks super! i'm loving that single.....

your yarn looks super!
i'm loving that single.. very nice
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-29-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By Foxyie
yes, i second that the yarn being lop-sided is...

yes, i second that the yarn being lop-sided is probably due to the drafting.

if the whorl is loose you may be able to push and adjust or glue it back in place?


good luck!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-29-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By Foxyie
congrats on getting a wheel! have lots of fun...

congrats on getting a wheel!

have lots of fun at stitches south!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-29-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,108
Posted By Foxyie
well congrats! be sure to come back and show off...

well congrats!

be sure to come back and show off some yarns!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,843
Posted By Foxyie
oh how nice to be getting a birthday wheel! i...

oh how nice to be getting a birthday wheel!

i have to say that i think it may be best to actually try out a few wheels..perhaps there is a spinning shop or guild in your area where you may be able...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,377
Posted By Foxyie
i would try to fix it while it's still in the...

i would try to fix it while it's still in the hank. the dropper seems like a good idea.
unless you dyed it to knit up in thick stripes there is a great chance of it bleeding into the orange once you...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-26-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Foxyie
I was just typing that out and my computer had a...

I was just typing that out and my computer had a jerky moment..

i def second sheep shed studio and paradise fibers (http://paradisefiber.net)
i like spunky eclectic (http://spunkyeclectic.coom) and...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 01-05-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By Foxyie
hiya.. i thought i'd add in my 2 cents. you...

hiya.. i thought i'd add in my 2 cents.

you surely can sell recycled yarn.. quite a few people do it..
i used to! recycled yarn is mainly where i got my start dyeing yarns..that and lion brand...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-05-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Foxyie
ah.. it all sounds super good :) and flax! i...

ah.. it all sounds super good :)

and flax! i forgot about flax.. i'd like to try that too
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-03-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Foxyie
Spinning goals for 2009

hi KH spinners!

i was just thinking about where i'd like my spinning to go this year..

i'd like to try spinning some cotton yarn, a 2 ply laceweight yarn and focus on making more 3 plies for my own...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-03-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,386
Posted By Foxyie
jberry16 - i'd also love to hear how it works...

jberry16 - i'd also love to hear how it works for you.. i've been looking for a second wheel and this may make it to the list

and i have to agree with whitelotus about watching ebay and craigslist...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-24-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,386
Posted By Foxyie
hello i don't have any experience with any of...

hello

i don't have any experience with any of those wheels but i haven't heard anything bad about it when it comes to being a first purchase

there are also babe wheels...
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