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Old 06-12-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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Handspinners' Show & Tell
There's a thread for dying, but I want to also see the spinning side of creating yarn (in one place). Show us your fleece, roving, batts, slivers, top, first hand spun, latest & greatest hand spun, finished objects from hand spun...etc

Tell us as much about it as possible. Fiber content, purchased from, WPI, TPI, how was it spun, how many plies, what is it's purpose, & what pattern you used.
I'll post mine probably this weekend when I can finish it and take photos.
I hope you participate. I do enjoy seeing what others have spun & made from their handspun!
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
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Just made up some batts last night for a fiber trade that I'm in. As soon as I get them uploaded on our site, I'll post them.

I love seeing other folks' batts and rovings. It gives me such inspiration!

Here are some of my latest yarns (not finished spinning yet!)


A combo of Silk, Merino & Alpaca


BFL - natural colored. Thinking about overdyeing this when finished spinning

Batts I carded last night for a swap:


Mardi Gras, a blend of dyed merino, corriedale & kid mohair


BFL, Merino & CVM


Merino, Icelandic Hogget & CVM


Merino & Kid Mohair


Ugly Batt - combo of Dorset/Hampshire, silk, BFL, Icelandic, Corriedale, Shetland, Merino, Rambo
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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thanks for starting this thread!
I was just going to continue posting in the dye thread since i dye pretty much everything i spin

here are some pics of finished products that i don't think i've posted previously






some strips of merino i had from who knows what that i dyed and plied with white merino..
Amount: 190 yards, 90 grams, 3.2 oz
WPI: 8-11
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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2 rovings that i dyed.. i believe they were both south african fine


turned into these 2 yarns


Amount: 110 yards,90 grams, 3.2 oz ,WPI: 7-8


currently sitting in the stash with no stats..but it's maybe 75 yards, dk to worsted weight
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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cyndi - love the mardi gras and ugly batt! so pretty!

what kind of carder do you have?
i'm buying one soon and i'm intrested in recommendations
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #6
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Some of my handspun skeins:
http://danceswithwool.wordpress.com/...handspun-yarn/
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I at a Patrick Green Deb's Deluxe with the fur carder (from Susan McFarland (http://www.susansfibership.com) . I just got a burnishing tool from Susan and it really makes a difference!

One thing to consider is the tpi on your large drum. The more tpi the better. You can always card 'heavier' fiber with a fur drum, but you can't card finer fiber with a courser drum.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:40 AM   #8
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I ditto mullerslanefarm. I have Deb Deluxe and love it! I have a burnishing brush but also have a drum brush which helps make a more compact batt.
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ty ladies!
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:41 PM   #10
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this was on of my first yarns i made after i got a set of used hand cards .. it was my very first balanced yarn!

i call it trash




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