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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-23-2016, 11:53 AM
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Posted By mullerslanefarm
oh yeah .... I'm called a "Fiber Enabler" for a...

oh yeah .... I'm called a "Fiber Enabler" for a reason ... :teehee: :hug:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-06-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
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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. 03-06-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
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. 02-20-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
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. 02-15-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
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: 938
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. 04-13-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,344
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. 01-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,176
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
Replies: 4
Views: 2,677
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...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-16-2014, 08:35 PM
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Views: 2,677
Posted By mullerslanefarm
yes you can!!! First you need to determine which...

yes you can!!!

First you need to determine which direction the yarn was plied together (clockwise or counter clockwise). When you ply the 2-ply yarn together, be sure you are going in the opposite...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-17-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,666
Posted By mullerslanefarm
VAKnitter ... It all depends on the base recipe...

VAKnitter ... It all depends on the base recipe of the soap you used. Was it a store bought detergent bar? Was it an all vegetable oil soap? Was it a tallow based soap?/


And it depends on how...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-17-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,666
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Love this!!! I would keep this forever & ever...

Love this!!!

I would keep this forever & ever (or until my child had children & a fridge of their own, and then I might let them have it for their fridge
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,666
Posted By mullerslanefarm
If you have a bit extra wool, I'd attempt to dye...

If you have a bit extra wool, I'd attempt to dye just a bit of it using orange koolaid.

alpaca does felt easily, but it can be successfully dyed. Have the water, vinegar & koolaid up to temp, then...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-09-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,654
Posted By mullerslanefarm
You can use kool aid & other FD&C colorants for...

You can use kool aid & other FD&C colorants for cellulose (of plant origin) fibers, but the color fades with washing
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,937
Posted By mullerslanefarm
When black dye 'breaks', it is pinks & blues. ...

When black dye 'breaks', it is pinks & blues. With the brown you got, I would first try using more black dye for the amount of wool you are dyeing.

Using food coloring to dye yarns is fun, but when...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-31-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,947
Posted By mullerslanefarm
When you get it, pictures are mandatory!! :woot:

When you get it, pictures are mandatory!! :woot:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,947
Posted By mullerslanefarm
A good spinning friend of mine in MN has a...

A good spinning friend of mine in MN has a Thimble as her traveling wheel (she has a flock of others at home). Here is what she says about it,
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-03-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,509
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Glad to help, Alex! I highly encourage you to go...

Glad to help, Alex!

I highly encourage you to go to the Boston guild's spin in this month. Most spinners are more than happy to encourage you to spin! (We want others to be 'twisted' too!)

Some...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-03-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,509
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Interweave Press...

Interweave Press (http://www.interweave.com/spinning/) used to have a web page of guilds, but I can't seem to locate it on their website.

However, the link I supplied above takes you to their...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-30-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,509
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Here is a good place to start ......

Here is a good place to start ... http://joyofhandspinning.com/
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-03-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,998
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Check out youtube videos by Abby Franquemont. ...

Check out youtube videos by Abby Franquemont. She also has a wonderful book Respect the Spindle. She is a wealth of knowledge on spindle spinning and always willing to answer questions. She hangs...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-15-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,212
Posted By mullerslanefarm
If you want to try to replicate it, weight is...

If you want to try to replicate it, weight is your best option. This is where a drum carder comes in handy.

Congrats on the Icelandic thel!!! Be careful with it though, thel will felt if you look...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,212
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Yes, using a pair of dog slickers works very well...

Yes, using a pair of dog slickers works very well for carding and blending.

As for is alpaca needs to be carded, it depends!

Is the alpaca raw (straight off the animal) or in a roving form?

Raw...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-21-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,207
Posted By mullerslanefarm
Welcome Bren! For only spinning 6 months, your...

Welcome Bren!

For only spinning 6 months, your yarns are very professional looking! The yarn from the "never ending braid" ... WOW!



Well, doctors do tell us we should include fiber in our...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-27-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,714
Posted By mullerslanefarm
You are doing quite well for new yarns ... give...

You are doing quite well for new yarns ... give yourself a couple weeks, you're a natural spinner!

:yay:
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