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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Tia
Actually it IS for balance. The idea of it is...

Actually it IS for balance. The idea of it is that you place the hole at a point where you want to start the wheel, i.e. where it is conventient to start the treadle. The hole makes the bottom of the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,872
Posted By Tia
Actually yes! Sorry, I haven't been on here in...

Actually yes! Sorry, I haven't been on here in ages. I finished the wheel with the larger movie reel as the main drive wheel and a knitting needle as a spindle. It worked, but I didn't like just...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-26-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tia
My First Yarn Baby!

Here is my first ever skein of handspun yarn:

53341

It is wool and firestar (bright pink). It is only about 20 yds, not sure what to make with it.

cloud9
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-23-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tia
Very lovely colors...great job!

Very lovely colors...great job!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-23-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tia
Maybe wash the skein of yarn first? I don't know...

Maybe wash the skein of yarn first? I don't know how much that will help with cotton though. I made myself a cotton washcloth with red/white/blue multi (one skein). I've used it several times now and...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,226
Posted By Tia
Here is a neat article on Drip Dyeing...a great...

Here is a neat article on Drip Dyeing...a great way to use up small amounts of dye.

http://www.spindleandwheel.com/content/view/136/188/
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,056
Posted By Tia
I recently heard of Sheep Shed Studio. They seem...

I recently heard of Sheep Shed Studio. They seem to have great deals on mill ends and grab bags of fiber.

http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/index.html

Anybody ever ordered from them?...some people...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,083
Posted By Tia
What a beautiful skein of yarn! :yay:

What a beautiful skein of yarn! :yay:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tia
Ooooh, :noway: so sorry to hear this happened....

Ooooh, :noway: so sorry to hear this happened. You might try the bleach that is meant for colors so as not to turn the bone to white.

If that doesn't work, I'd dye the entire blanket pink.

Hope you...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By Tia
I would just trying dyeing it pink again, but it...

I would just trying dyeing it pink again, but it might not end up one even color, but more variegated pinks....I really like the variegated yarns.

I also soak the yarn in vinegar water before dyeing...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,872
Posted By Tia
Thanks Shandeh! On 2nd thought, I don't want my...

Thanks Shandeh!

On 2nd thought, I don't want my directions getting 'stolen' and sold, so if you are interested in the directions, pm me and when they are ready, I'll email them to you.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,125
Posted By Tia
Here...

Here (http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art42158.asp) is a good article on setting the tension on different types of wheels.

Hope that helps. :)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-16-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By Tia
Yay, I'm happy for you. :woot: That is a lovely...

Yay, I'm happy for you. :woot: That is a lovely wheel...happy spinning!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-15-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,872
Posted By Tia
I'm working on writing up the details with pics...

I'm working on writing up the details with pics and drawings. I tried to keep a record as I went, the problem is, I kept changing the way I was doing it as I learned what worked and what didn't. I...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By Tia
I was thinking about how hot it would be too! I'm...

I was thinking about how hot it would be too! I'm not too crazy about the dress, but I think it's an awesome idea.

How about a purse made in a similar manner?... that would be pretty!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-13-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,154
Posted By Tia
I found this site...

I found this site (http://www.herran.com/textile/discuss/messages/2670.html) about making a drum carder. Unfortunately it doesn't have pictures.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-13-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,872
Posted By Tia
Talking I made a Spinning Wheel!

I made a Spinning Wheel !!!
:woot:

See more pics here (http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=103550), I couldn't get them to all load.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 07-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tia
Is this...

Is this (http://cache.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922242790.html) what you're looking for?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-29-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By Tia
Oh I love these bags! I've been wanting to make...

Oh I love these bags! I've been wanting to make more market bags and I have lots of cotton. I've never knit one though, I just started knitting. Do you think I could do it?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-27-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,309
Posted By Tia
Wow! That is a beautiful skein of yarn....

Wow! That is a beautiful skein of yarn. :cheering:

I didn't have nearly that great results with my first attempt at dying. If I had to give my first hand-dyed skein a name, it would be PB&J Barf...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tia
Okay after all this conversation, I again tried...

Okay after all this conversation, I again tried Magic Loop with Portuguese style knitting and it worked perfectly! :happydance:

I have no idea what I was doing last time. I guess sometimes you just...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tia
Well I just watched the video on using two...

Well I just watched the video on using two circular needles for small diameter knitting. And she said that you cannot use two different sized needles. One half of the work would be a different gauge...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tia
That's interesting. I don't have very many 24"...

That's interesting. I don't have very many 24" circulars though. I have one each of US 8, 5, and 4. And zero money right now.

I do have almost an entire set of 16" circulars US 3 - 15. Are they too...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tia
No I haven't tried two circulars because I don't...

No I haven't tried two circulars because I don't have two circulars that are the same size. I have a whole set of 60" long circulars. That's why I thought the Magic Loop would be great for me.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Tia
Thanks Marigold, I found that thread too. That...

Thanks Marigold, I found that thread too. That site with the patterns is interesting, but it doesn't say what needles are used or what methods are used.

I've looked at all the youtube videos on...
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