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My Handspun Yarn - Latest 3 March!

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update

Postby docmaggoo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:26 pm

Here's my latest handspun! @clothmama

This was my first home-spun solo attempt after my workshop!
Eleanor picked the colours and wants me to knit her a bag with it!
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I had some pink left over - so plied it with the cotswold fleece that I had originally spun on my spindle
The white was spun much finer - hence the texture in this yarn!
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I've spun some BFL fleece in my best friends favourite colours as a Christmas present for her :D
Pics whilst it was still as a single
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Here it is all plied together and skeined up!
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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update P4 (27 oct)

Postby littlesez » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:53 pm

Aw thatis fab Hun xxx

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update P4 (27 oct)

Postby babyroo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:39 pm

Very clever! I especially love Eleanors :)

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update P4 (27 oct)

Postby clothmama » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:55 pm

Wow Jen they are gorgeous :love: :love: I can't wait until I have time for a life to do things like that :giggle: and back to VBAC essay I go :hiding:

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update P4 (27 oct)

Postby clothmama » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:36 am

@docmaggoo we need updates - can't wait to see what you have been up to! Is the wheel worth it? Are you using it as regularly as you'd hoped? What wool do you buy to do it with? What do you dye with?

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Update P4 (27 oct)

Postby docmaggoo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:21 pm

@clothmama

Here are my updated spinning pics!!! :spinning:

Here is some I've spun to knit for myself
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I've also hand dyed some fibre myself and then spun it!!

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This is my current spinning project on the wheel. It's half way between lace weight and sock yarn!
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The pink/purple and pink/white that I spun for Eleanor has been knitted into a bag for her
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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Latest 3 March!

Postby clothmama » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:15 pm

Gorgeous gorgeous! :love:

Do you buy your wool ready to spin? I've been looking at whole sheep / alpaccas but that looks like an awful lot of work!

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Latest 3 March!

Postby docmaggoo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:16 pm

@clothmama

Yep I buy roving or tops - all ready to spin.
You will find that once you've washed a fleece, carded it and prepped it ready to spin -then you've lost a lot as some of it is fit to be spun.

Look at
Www.worldofwool.co.uk

Fabulous selection of roving at fantastic prices!!

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Re: My Handspun Yarn - Latest 3 March!

Postby littlesez » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:46 pm

aww its fab :thumbsup:

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