I'm a fleece-a-holic!!

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I'm a fleece-a-holic!!

Post: # 161693Post grannymags
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:25 am

What am I going to do with me?! :lol:

Recently I treated myself to a lovely new spinning wheel. I already have one but this new one I have wanted for over 25 years! I lacquered it and then put it together and am thrilled. It is beautiful.

Anyway. I have three large fleeces in the garage waiting to be sorted. I have even more carded fleece waiting to be spun. Some coloured and carded fleece I ordered came today and I have just ordered some more! I have to stop or I won't be able to get round to spinning them! I'm sure some of you may be able to 'whiz' through this amount of fleece but I have too many projects on the go!

I need to finish a Honiton lace sampler before the term starts again in September. I am making a christening robe for my granddaughter. I am knitting a cardigan and the rest of my time is taken up with my music! Housework? Well.......!

Well, I will never be bored!

Maggie x

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Post: # 161728Post becks77
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:59 am

Hi,
Similar story here, but just trying to buy my own first wheel, at the moment I'm working on my friends and she has a similar stash so its all systems go here.
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Post: # 161741Post ina
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:23 am

Sounds familiar: I've got three fleeces somewhere around the house, plus a few bags of cashmere... And I can't even spin, nor do I have I a wheel! :oops:
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Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:31 am

sounds very familiar!
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Post: # 161753Post snapdragon
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:15 am

Hello my name is snapdragon and I'm a fleeceaholic too :drunken:
ina wrote:Sounds familiar: I've got three fleeces somewhere around the house, plus a few bags of cashmere... And I can't even spin, nor do I have I a wheel! :oops:
:wink: utube and thejoyofhandspinning? home-made spindle?
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Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:44 am

My first drop spindle we made from a piece of dowling and a couple of cd's works a treat :cheers:
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Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:08 pm

becks77 wrote:My first drop spindle we made from a piece of dowling and a couple of cd's works a treat :cheers:
Yay :thumbright: I just made a diddy one from a wooden toy wheel and a wooden crochet hook (plus a few tiny hair elastics) - in hopes that I won't lose that crochet hook again :? lol it can be my travel one, when spun I can then crochet it into something
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Post: # 161799Post becks77
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:22 pm

:cheers: Yay get spinning, hope all works out ,but watch it , it's addictive!
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Post: # 161812Post Nick69
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:38 pm

Ive got 4 Alpaca Fleeces sitting at work. Didnt think many people still spun their own any more.

I certanly dont!!

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Post: # 161826Post witchstorm
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:25 pm

I've got a Jacob and Blue Faced Leicester to do :) Once people know you'll take them they seem to appear :) Which is OK by me! Just got to practice the spinning.

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Post: # 161835Post ina
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:37 pm

snapdragon wrote: :wink: utube and thejoyofhandspinning? home-made spindle?
Oh - I've got a drop spindle somewhere, and I can borrow a wheel - now I just need space in the house and time... :? (Believe me, being unemployed is bloody time consuming.)
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Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:19 pm

ina wrote: (Believe me, being unemployed is bloody time consuming.)
Don't I know it :?
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Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:28 pm

Nick69 wrote:Ive got 4 Alpaca Fleeces sitting at work. Didnt think many people still spun their own any more.

I certanly dont!!
There are loads of home spinners -apologies - being very nosey now- if you don't spin what are you planning to do with the Alpaca ?
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Post: # 161857Post Nick69
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:48 pm

snapdragon wrote:
Nick69 wrote:Ive got 4 Alpaca Fleeces sitting at work. Didnt think many people still spun their own any more.

I certanly dont!!
There are loads of home spinners -apologies - being very nosey now- if you don't spin what are you planning to do with the Alpaca ?
Dont worry about being nosey lol. I was probably going to stick them on ebay.

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Post: # 161859Post grannymags
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:08 pm

I could help you out with one of the Alpaca fleeces!! :iconbiggrin: I'm not too far away from you.

I love Alpaca fibre.

Maggie x

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