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Discussion in 'Fibers' started by secuono, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Aug 9, 2016
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    My first drop spindle shows up tomorrow, attempted some yarn making on random objects. Made my own from wire and a cup to test if I was even able to make it, that's the curled one. It set, yay, so ordered a proper spindle. Then I got bored this morning waiting on the needles to show, so I used a 1/2" cpvc pipe to make some more. Used the AC unit to dry it. Turned out much better.

    Then my needle felting needles came in today, yippy! So I made a sheep! Didn't start taking progress pics until late. I think it still needs some barrel fluffing.

    All from Lolla's short, in grease, wool.

    Pics!

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    secuono

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    secuono

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    You know those 'self cleaning' moldable art erasers? I used to buy 3 or 4 of them and smoosh them together, then make little doggies out of them. Lol
    Much better than messy clay!
     
  4. Aug 9, 2016
    AJ S.

    AJ S. Chillin' with the herd

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    very cool! Very creative and the sheep looks fabulous!
     
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    norseofcourse

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    Looks like you're having a lot of fun! I love the sheep!
     
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    Baymule

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    That looks good! And you are having fun and enjoying your sheep even more!
     
  8. Oct 21, 2016
    secuono

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    Forgot I had started threads here about this.

    Going to try and post pictures of all the little projects. They won't be in order.

    Bought 2# of Cheviot fleece, washed and trying to make thicker single ply, I heard longer staple is easier, but it doesn't seem too true yet, lol. I think I'm having to relearn, now that its not short staple.

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    secuono

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    Have made 6 sheep. Zero consistency, lol.
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