Jump to content

Woven N Spun

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Woven N Spun

  1. thanks. I am really proud of Josh. He is my oldest child that was highly medicated when he first came to live with us 3 years ago. His behavior was off the wall. He has come so far and now is doing great. He loves helping me with things like this.
  2. if you use rit I highly recommend exceeding the vinegar to more then what it would call for.
  3. Great job on the skein. As for instructions....well, I now have three wheels and none came with instructions on how to spin. I find a great resource to be on line. Check out this website http://www.icanspin.com/toc.htm for some of the basics. Can be frustrating. I am self taught and a lot of that was just trial and error. But so worth it.
  4. Awesome. Warning *spinning is highly addictive* I had to start selling and creating my own rovings just because of it. Definately want to see pictures.
  5. Thanks all. We will have more roving blends shortly. It's too cold to work out in the garage and a real pain to drag all the stuff in the house every day. But we are having fun and I am learning a lot for my Master's
  6. I am working on my Master Spinner's certificate and have to do a lot of fleece (both alpaca and sheep) that hasn't been to the mill. So yes I do fleece that hasn't been processed. As for the mill, since it is just getting started, I actually do it all here. I wash, process, and spin the fiber. My "pay" varies with the mill owner. I can work for acutal cash or work on the half...meaning if I process a pound of fiber for him I get to keep half of that...so it just depends on the mood I am in and what my stash is looking like
  7. I generally do that for me especially when I am spinning alpaca for the mill I contract for. However, this was to be more of a custom rainbow roving. It worked out very well. I have made several now and am quite pleased with the results. Makes it very easy to spin especially for the new spinner.
  8. I finally jumped on the band wagon and started my own etsy shop. I sell yarns and rovings for spinning. My rovings are custom blended and dyed by me. My children help with dyeing the yarns. You can check it out at www.wovenspun.etsy.com Thanks for looking.
  9. Thought I would show you the picture report that Josh did with me today. Go to my website and click on the tutorial button. Follow the link for the rainbow roving.
  10. http://www.wovenspun.com/indexmain.htm Click here and it will take you to our menu. Click on the free patterns button on the left hand side . Once on the free pattern page, you will see three sock patterns named after 3 of my children. I never did get the Jessie's Dressies and Josh by Gosh patterns written up But you will see Chris Cross Ankle Socks, Vee Socks for Me socks and Cassie-O-Peah sock patterns. let me know if you have any further questions and I will be glad to try to help.
  11. Glad you like the pattern Deneen. There is something soothing about socks, that's for sure. And it's not just the making them, it's the wearing them with pride as well knowig "you" made them. I recently had someone ask me rather saracstically why I spin my own yarn to make socks when I can go buy them cheaper and easier at a local store....I smiled sweetly and said , "because I can" and went on knitting
  12. Thanks ladies. Believe it or not, it's much easier to blog now. YAY
  13. nope....no sloshing....just go potty A LOT!
  14. I have a new blog. You can see it HERE Thanks to my very special Fairy Godmother for holding my hand the last two days while building it. Would appreciate you changing your bookmarks from my old blog.
  15. That we did. And there is more to come. Thanks for looking
  16. Ok...I HAD to steal the title from Kathy. The kids and I went to town dyeing some new yarns this week. Each child got some one on one with mom to create some amazing (if I do say so myself) colors in yarn. We called our lessons a combination of math (liquid and dry measures as well as figuring out how to divide and create the skeins for dyeing), science (the handling of chemicals and their reactions), art (color combos and the freedom to say that color combos don't matter), and for the older kids, marketing (cost of the yarn and supplies, time involved, postage, and all that good stuff to equal a sale price) These are all self striping yarns too. So, here's Christopher's English Garden (he chose the name and colors himself a combo of purple, bright yellow and kelly green) Jacob's Baby Nothings (again he chose the colors and name himself a combo of baby pink, baby blue, and pearl grey) And Jessica's Flight of the Bumble Bee (she chose the colors and mom helped a small bit on the name...she just called it Bumble Bee a combo of bright yellow and black) We still have a few more skeins to go so be sure to check back soon. They are available for sale on my website if anyone is interested.
  17. GREAT job and welcome to a who new world of addictions
  18. Love the colors Amy. And you're right it is cheap (well realatively anyway) therapy
  19. Here's a great website with directions http://helloknitty.com/pdfs/Lining.pdf
  20. We do this with the alpaca I am spinning. It's baby alpaca at that and it's sooooo yummy. I want to keep some for me, but alas, I can't
  21. Thanks Deb. I did two skeins, one plied with white and one plied with itself. I have a little left and can probably make a pair of baby socks out of it. I have been busy with other things that I haven't yet gotten to knit it up, but it spun beautitfully. Kim, That is very very pretty plyed with the white! Deb
  22. Thanks for the kudos on the yarn blocker. Hubby made another for a friend of mine. He modified it a bit so it's not as big. It's now exactly one yard around. (yeah) I get paid in cash and fiber! LOVE it.
  23. I bought it from Carolina Homespun. http://carolinahomespun.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CH&Product_Code=FR-ESPIN&Category_Code=ELEC
  24. Rebecca, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this machine. It has a variable speed control and with the foot pedal (I have the one that when you press it once, it stops the spinner and when you press again it will start it up back at the same speed as when you stopped, so it's not a variable speed foot controller) I find that I can really work on my drafting and it's a real work horse. Since I am not contract spinning for a local fiber mill (alpaca..ooh yummy) I have been able to really get some stuff spun for them. While I still love my joy and will still use it, the e-spinner is totally awesome for me. (I have just less then 2 pounds of alpaca on her since I got her the week of Christmas and that's taking several days off. I tend to spin fine as well so I am spining a 2 ply fingering weight yarn at this time.)
  25. Thanks in advance for all your hard work. I already know I my partners
  • Create New...