Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I can tell you that this is the best spinning machine, lol! I do have projects for some of them and then you need one to ply. So you always need a spare spindle for your plying. The spindle above and the spindle below are from Avi Wasserman, the pictures make no justice to the beauty of these spindles. I got these spindles from THE FOLD. http://www.thefoldatmc.net/ . People here are fantastic, friendly and very helpful.
The spindle with the painting was from EBay and it is a good spindle, I am spinning silk on it and it works fantastic, it was very inexpensive. I think your best deal is to get spindles in kits as they come with yarn and you get a good deal that way. Drop spindles fall all the time, so it is good for you to have some kind of cushion area when they fall. I guess they call them drop spindles for a reason. On Etsy I have seen some made out of glass or semi-precious stones. In my opinion not a good investment unless you collect them and don't use them.
This other spindle below is from EBay as well and came with some roving, I like to give them a shinny finish so I did.
This one came with the silk roving and it is not the greatest of spindles, but it works fine. I guess your best choice of spindle is one that is balanced.
This one below is a combination of woods including cedar which is something I wanted to have, by Steve Kundert. Reasonably priced and made to order , shipped fast and great communication from the artist. http://www.kundertspindles.com/ . This is a very handsome spindle and is a dream to the touch.
This spindle below was a bottom whorl, and I really don't care for bottom whorls , so I turned it around. It is actually both, I have added a hook to the other side as well, and now has a weight of a tad over 2 ounces, which is something I wanted. I customised it with tacks, but you can add weights to the top and make it heavier if you want.
This concludes my show and tell of spindles. I have one for my Holiday gift to myself that we shall wait until then to talk about it. Thanks for stopping by.
I got some beautiful extremely soft roving. I want to make dk weight yarn or worsted, we shall see if my new spindles have the magic ingredient that I am looking for.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here is just some of the wool roving I like to paint in my favorite colors. I find that this makes a great combination when plied together.
Here is a video of me spinning and showing you some other stuff that I have shared with you before.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This yarn soaked in Black Chai Tea,Onion skins dye pot and finally the darker areas where with some henna. I allow it to soak on sections and then I dropped it all in and thus the variations of colors. Onions where very nice to do and I got them from the grocery store bin. I asked if I could have the loose onion skins.This yarn was dyed using left over henna from the above dyeing job. It soaked for about 20 minutes and it is a mellow beige brown color.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I took it apart and decided how best to assemble this apparatus into a niddy noddy and that is what you see here. There are some metal washers I had laying around and that will make it more techie lol!
Friday, November 06, 2009
This is not hard and it was under $5, at this moment it is drying from the satin finish I am giving it, no shipping, no handling but waiting to be used maybe tomorrow or the day after.
Monday, November 02, 2009
This second skein is actually in the dyeing process, kettle dyed and it is going to be very funky. Thanks for stopping by
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