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Old 10-20-2008, 08:46 PM   #61
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:07 PM   #62
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Way kewl foxyie,
I have lots of little bits n pieces of leftover roving (you know from when the singles breaks or you get a little wadded piece there or when the short people get into your spinning stuff) I can just use that and some leftover sock yarn I've got laying around n try that technique.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:54 PM   #63
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Hiya guys, just lil ol me again. I don't remember if I posted these yet or not but here they are none the less.

Did I mention that I've only been spinning since July?

The skein is spindle spun chain ply @ 10 wpi.
The second pic is of some singles, which was done on my Bea castle wheel the same week I got it. (first time spinning on an honest to goodness wheel). Both are the same roving. Mixed wool superwash which I affectionately called "bloodrayne".
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:28 AM   #64
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thats some good spinning fibrenut! and sounds good ..you should surely give it a go!

tropicflower - i'm really bad at explaining things..heh

the first yarn is simply plied with cotton crochet thread

this is a nice knitty article that has some examples of "novelty" plied yarn
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/KSnoveltyply.html

and thankfully i found this video that has the same corespinning technique i use, like in the 2nd yarn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hobbled...iz/2553963625/

i attatch a "core" yarn to my leader and start spinning to build up a bit of twist.. then i draft out a bit of fiber and let it catch and wrap around the core yarn.. being careful not to overtwist the core too much..i continue spinning like the video shows until i'm done!

the core yarn could be an overspun single or any commercial yarn.. i've used yarn recycled from sweaters too..as long as it is strong it will work well

it's really fun and helps stretch out little amounts of fibers
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