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sunflowercritters Posted - Dec 30 2013 : 08:51:09 AM
Just love the spinning world and was wondering what types of spinning wheels you all have. Would love to see some pictures of them as well, and what are you all working on? what fibers/roving etc.
I'm am so enjoying this art and learning how to dye the fibers/and skeins of yarn. What a rewarding hobby.
Hope to hear from you who do this art.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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windypines Posted - Feb 08 2020 : 1:35:27 PM
Hi Nancy, happy spinning. I have been doing just that this winter on and off. Last fall I finally got caught up on carding the wool from my two sheep. I have spun 6 or so skeins for far this winter season. I need to work at it more. I have a Schacht ladybug spinning wheel, one drop spindle, and I have a ridged heddle loom and an inkle loom. I enjoy working with fibers.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

NancyOH1 Posted - Feb 08 2020 : 12:29:19 PM
Hi everyone, I hopped on to read the spinning posts as I always wanted to learn to spin my whole life. I finally ended up with four spinning wheels and several drop spindles and learned how to weave. I checked out SandraM's website where I came across the mention of the Shave 'em to Save 'em Initiative program. It looks like it will be a neat program to enter for $15.00 and receive a passport to help breeders with sheep on The Livestock Conservancy list and spin some rare fiber. You receive a passport and stamp for each type of fiber you purchase from a breeder that is participating in the program. You spin the wool and make something out of it and post it on Facebook and/or Ravelry and earn items. Sounds like something neat program to try different fibers and help heritage breeders.

Look forward to getting to know everyone.

Nancy Noble
Farmgirl Sister # 2508
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Nancy J Noble
Farmgirl No. 2508
saram Posted - Jun 05 2017 : 08:04:04 AM
Hello spinners! Just in case you never saw my listing on the barter page, I have loads of alpaca fiber I have been giving away. You just say what you want, I put it in the mail and tell you what the postage was, and we are both happy!
I still have about 50 pounds of it. And five boys needing a haircut this year. The offer is still open if any of you would like to try your hand at alpaca spinning.

Sara
Marilyn Hartman Sullivan Posted - Sep 09 2016 : 10:10:17 AM
I am a spinner -- I use mostly my Turkish spindle -- it makes such a nice ball of singles -- very pretty. Maybe someday I will go to a wheel, but that would be a long ways off.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
sunflowercritters Posted - Feb 18 2016 : 11:18:04 AM
does anyone have louet parts for sale? s10 wheel I have.
hugs Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
sunflowercritters Posted - Mar 11 2015 : 04:43:58 AM
Angora rabbits are so fun too have and beautiful fibers..I have three rabbits and they are my babies.
Hugs Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
EarthFibre Posted - Mar 10 2015 : 5:42:26 PM
Hello everyone! I'm new here at MJF. I have been spinning fiber for years and years and it's really my favorite thing to do! I have had 5 spinning wheels total, but technically only have one now, Majacraft. I do have an old Ashford that I'm restoring for my niece. I have begun teaching her how to spin. She's 15 so I'm not sure how interested she'll stay, haha..I live in town so can't have any sheep or fiber goats, but I'm thinking about getting a couple of angora bunnies. I had some years ago and they are great pets.

Knit, crochet, spinning fiber, weave, quilt, sew, repurpose, recycle. Mom to 5 babies in the Furry Knuckle Choir and 1 very handsome young man!
sunflowercritters Posted - Feb 20 2015 : 7:15:37 PM
Michelle,
Yup it sure is my sweet snowwhite she such a loveable rabbit.
they are so soft and very warm..
hugs Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
windypines Posted - Feb 19 2015 : 5:09:40 PM
Love your yarn and knitting. It looks so soft and warm. I bet that is some of your angora?

Farming in WI

Michele
sunflowercritters Posted - Feb 19 2015 : 10:40:26 AM
what I have been working on this week.


I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
sunflowercritters Posted - Feb 05 2015 : 03:53:11 AM
Here is a picture...

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
sunflowercritters Posted - Feb 05 2015 : 03:50:29 AM
I do have a hitch hiker spinning wheel up for sale if anyone is interested.. Will post a picture once I find it on my comuter.
Deb


I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
SandraM Posted - Jan 12 2015 : 08:40:32 AM
Being it has been so cold. I have been getting quite a bit of spinning done. Trying some Lincoln that I purchased at a fiber show. Some Icelandic that is up next :)

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
SandraM Posted - Jan 12 2015 : 08:38:24 AM
My daughter just bought two Angora rabbits. I have not yet tried to spin Angora , but I do have a small stash to try out.

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
SandraM Posted - Jan 12 2015 : 08:37:20 AM
I will have to look I to the greener shades dye. I have only worked with plants for dyeing, but wanted to try some commercial dyes as well. Where is a good place to order ?

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
sunflowercritters Posted - Dec 11 2014 : 2:52:17 PM
what other wheels do you have that you might be selling? Might be interested in one.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
star-schipp Posted - Nov 26 2014 : 8:03:40 PM
Yippee Nancy!!! Email me when you might have the details! Thank you!

EstleSchippFarm.blogspot.com

If you can't feed one hundred people, then just feed one. -Mother Teresa

Star - farmgirl sister #1927

Master Food Preserver
NancyOH1 Posted - Nov 25 2014 : 4:07:24 PM
Hey Star-schipp,

I might have one in need of a good home. Currently I have three wheels and can only spin on one at a time. LOL Anyway it is a Blue Bonnet and I will have to look up the rest of the name. It was my first wheel and I ordered it from the Woolery in Kentucky.

Nancy
Farmgirl # 2508
star-schipp Posted - Nov 25 2014 : 12:45:24 PM
A few years ago, our budget was tight and I sold my wheel. I miss it so much and plan on being in the market for another one soon. Let me know if anyone here has one for sale.

EstleSchippFarm.blogspot.com

If you can't feed one hundred people, then just feed one. -Mother Teresa

Star - farmgirl sister #1927

Master Food Preserver
kysheeplady Posted - Sep 25 2014 : 2:36:28 PM
Deb,
That was probably a made up color(s) from Greener Shades dye. It is the only dye I will use other than natural plants. It is non toxic and has no heavy metals. You really can achieve some very nice colors with them
This weekend I have 3 skeins spun up for the Goldenrod dye pot.

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive
sunflowercritters Posted - Sep 25 2014 : 12:13:11 PM
Farmgirls thank you so much for sharing....so interesting...I just got myself another angora rabbit...love playing with them as well. They are so loving.
Teri love your pumpkin...what color dye did you use? I'm so learning about the dyeing...process...
hugs farmgirl sister Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
windypines Posted - Sep 20 2014 : 04:29:18 AM
Thanks for the info ladies.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
auntjenny Posted - Sep 19 2014 : 10:21:52 PM
My sheep tended to live about as long as dogs do. 10 to 15 years.

Inside me there is a skinny girl crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.
windypines Posted - Sep 19 2014 : 4:27:59 PM
I don't breed mine, I have a ewe and a wether. So they live a long time, interesting. My sheeps are healthy too. They are brats! I do enjoy making things out of their wool.


just a girl farming in WI

Michele
kysheeplady Posted - Sep 19 2014 : 3:23:15 PM
I have a Cheviot ewe that is about 12 and gives me triples or twins every year since I have had her.
I have several old girls ... they are great mothers and are very healthy ... But I have to say, that I think they are because they eat off organic pasture and this year now that I will using some of my own land for hay, they will have only organic hay.

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive

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