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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. Yesterday, 12:59 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
No one can answer that question because the...

No one can answer that question because the standard answer to anything fiber, "It depends".

It depends on the staple length.
It depends on how much VM is in the wool.
It depends on how much...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-21-2016, 02:02 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Nice!!! :cheering: :woohoo: :cheering: Do you...

Nice!!! :cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:

Do you spin also?? Drop spindle or wheel?

If you're just beginning, you'll appreciate the longer length staple from next year.

If you already spin, you...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-20-2016, 08:46 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Ruth MacGregor has a great video for hand...

Ruth MacGregor has a great video for hand carding. This is closer to how I do it

https://youtu.be/Zp_fIc5lCuk

The one thing you'll learn about the fiber arts is there is absolutely no one way to...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-20-2016, 08:28 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Beth gives a nice example in the Schacht video...

Beth gives a nice example in the Schacht video however she likes to stay at the end of the carder instead of using the whole carding cloth.

I can't remember is Beth describes the parts of the had...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-06-2016, 01:11 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
When you say 'double layer' are you meaning your...

When you say 'double layer' are you meaning your carded wool looking like 2 separate pieces of carded wool??

Are you carding on hand cards? Where it is thin between the 2 pieces, add more wool to...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-03-2016, 08:29 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
IIRC when you're new to Knitting Help, you may...

IIRC when you're new to Knitting Help, you may have to make so many posts before you're 'allowed' to post pictures ... it helps prevent porn pics by scammers.

So ... tell us a bit about yourself...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-09-2016, 07:33 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Treadle (foot pedal) Conrod (connection...

Treadle (foot pedal) Conrod (connection rod)

Have you tried oiling? Is it actually catching and jamming or just stopping due to lack of momentum or not pushing on the treadle at the right moment?...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-06-2016, 04:29 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Okay, it is a type of upright wheel. This should...

Okay, it is a type of upright wheel.

This should help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeKyon3Q2Yo
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-06-2016, 04:26 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
I've never heard of a lateral spinning wheel. ...

I've never heard of a lateral spinning wheel. I'm doing a search right now. A picture would be great.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-22-2016, 08:08 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Bast fibers are plant fibers. Cotton is a bast...

Bast fibers are plant fibers. Cotton is a bast fiber

Bamboo, ramie, flax, hemp, jute, kenaf
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-20-2016, 12:39 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Here is what she gave...

Here is what she gave me:

http://hareline.com/dubbing.html

And she says, "Also tell her the guy has an amazon and Ebay store that she can do a search for it."

Fiber folks are just the best!!...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-20-2016, 12:33 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Another bast fiber or silk would work. If you'd...

Another bast fiber or silk would work. If you'd like something wool, I'd use a superwash.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-20-2016, 12:30 PM
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Views: 933
Posted By mullerslanefarm
You can do it!! :thumbsup:

You can do it!! :thumbsup:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-20-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Ally, I don't know what it is, however I have a...

Ally,

I don't know what it is, however I have a good friend that is an independent dyer, seller of fiber that runs many co-ops of angelina type fibers.

Let me shoot her an email and see if she...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-15-2016, 01:46 PM
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Views: 933
Posted By mullerslanefarm
I've never been a fan of core spinning. The yarn...

I've never been a fan of core spinning. The yarn I've made from the attempts I tried resulted in very stiff yarn that I ultimately used in my weaving.

To add another ply, you would have to ply it...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-10-2016, 01:16 PM
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Views: 933
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Call or email Kromski North America and ask what...

Call or email Kromski North America and ask what you can do.

229-859-2001 mail@kromskina.com

Just keep oiling them
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-10-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By mullerslanefarm
MaddieRose, If you corespun it, you would hide...

MaddieRose,

If you corespun it, you would hide the original yarn. You bought that yarn/colorway for a reason & it would be a shame to hide it.

Plying it with a secondary yarn is a good idea. Make...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-31-2015, 08:30 AM
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Views: 2,230
Posted By mullerslanefarm
You'll have to search but there is a segment...

You'll have to search but there is a segment about it on http://www.knittingdaily.com/
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-28-2015, 07:27 AM
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Views: 2,230
Posted By mullerslanefarm
It will depend on a number of things like how...

It will depend on a number of things like how long the color repeat is, what stitch you are using, what you are knitting and how large of an item you are knitting. (a sock will have a different...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-26-2015, 08:17 AM
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Views: 7,127
Posted By mullerslanefarm
I like using acid dyes because I have a much...

I like using acid dyes because I have a much wider range of colors, it is far, far more cost effective and I don't like having my fibers smelling like fruit.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-14-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Since this isn't a wheel from one of the current...

Since this isn't a wheel from one of the current (1970-present) standard manufacturers (like Ashford, Kromski, Louet, et al) you would have to find a woodworker that could do this for you.

You could...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-13-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
There is no treadle and not footman. The rear...

There is no treadle and not footman. The rear leg is not original to the piece. Needed for functionality but a couple of the easier pieces to replace.

Good news is you have the flyer & bobbin ......
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,148
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Any vendor that sells Ashford wheels also has...

Any vendor that sells Ashford wheels also has access to Ashford parts (even if they are not listed on their website).

The Woolery is a great vendor but in all fairness, there are many others just as...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-04-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
Looks like you have an older modle Single Drive...

Looks like you have an older modle Single Drive Traddy, most likely from the early to mid 60's ... based on the simple turned maidens and the leather bearings.


Ashford Traditional Timeline to ID...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-17-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
A cabled yarn will give it more strength. ...

A cabled yarn will give it more strength.

However (isn't there always a 'but' or 'however'?) The yarn as it sits is probably balanced. By plying it, you will partially 'untwist' some of the 2-ply...
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