MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 Gathered Up
 Any Spinners out there?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page | Next Page
Author Gathered Up: Previous Topic Any Spinners out there? Next Topic
Page: of 5

auntjenny
True Blue Farmgirl

277 Posts

Jenny
San Luis Obispo CA
USA
277 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  12:06:41 PM  Show Profile  Send auntjenny a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Spinning is so so relaxing! My favorite thing to do on a nice rainy day! We could really use one of those! I haven't done much spinning this summer but feeling like my spinning will start up again soon. Over the years I raised my own fiber animals, icelandic sheep, angora goats and angora rabbits and lovd that as well. I could see getting bunnies again soon. I should check into the very active spinning and weaving guild here in town now that I am settled in too. That handspun hooked pumpkin so sweet! Looooooove it!

Inside me there is a skinny girl crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.
Go to Top of Page

kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  12:48:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jenny,
I am seriously thinking about some rabbits, no goats for me. I really don't much care for them. I had them when we lived in MA. Just to much trouble and hard to manage.
I really like easy keepers at my age. I really don't do much spinning in the hot months, I do most all my spinning in fall and winter. I spun my Shetlands as it will be knit into Christmas gifts ...

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive
Go to Top of Page

auntjenny
True Blue Farmgirl

277 Posts

Jenny
San Luis Obispo CA
USA
277 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  5:29:59 PM  Show Profile  Send auntjenny a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I loved the rabbits. Their manure was great for the garden and they were very easily managed.

Inside me there is a skinny girl crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2509 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2509 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  6:43:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got this years shearing (2 sheep) washed, but that has been it so far. Hoping to get at spinning again this fall/winter. I did take last years wool to a fiber mill by us. She was going to make me some sock yarn. I don't have it back yet though.


just a girl farming in WI

Michele
Go to Top of Page

kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2014 :  03:53:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele,
How lucky you are to have a mill that is close enough you can just drop off.
I have always washed my own wool, don't mind that. Just wish I had a place that was less expensive to bring at least half of my fiber to for roving. They all just charge waaaay to much.
What breed of sheep do you have?

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2509 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2509 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  04:19:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The fiber mill is just across the block from us. Blocks are about 6 miles square, ha. So I bungied down my bag of fiber to my bike and Rode the couple miles over there. Oh I know I will be shocked as to how much it will cost, but wanted to give her the business and have some nice sock yarn. My spinning is not that fine. That was back in May. She had told me 3 months, so if I don't hear from her soon I may email. My sheep are border Leicester and Shetland. They are about 7 years old now I suppose. NOt sure how long sheep usually live.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
Go to Top of Page

kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  3:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2509 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2509 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  4:27:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

auntjenny
True Blue Farmgirl

277 Posts

Jenny
San Luis Obispo CA
USA
277 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  10:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Send auntjenny a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2509 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2509 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2014 :  04:29:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info ladies.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2014 :  12:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2014 :  2:36:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2014 :  12:45:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

NancyOH1
True Blue Farmgirl

76 Posts

Nancy
Columbus Ohio
USA
76 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2014 :  4:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Nov 26 2014 :  8:03:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2014 :  2:52:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  08:37:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  08:38:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  08:40:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2015 :  03:50:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2015 :  03:53:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2015 :  10:40:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2509 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2509 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2015 :  5:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love your yarn and knitting. It looks so soft and warm. I bet that is some of your angora?

Farming in WI

Michele
Go to Top of Page

sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1101 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1101 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2015 :  7:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
Go to Top of Page

EarthFibre
Farmgirl in Training

29 Posts

Susan
Florence AL
USA
29 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2015 :  5:42:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 5 Gathered Up: Previous Topic Any Spinners out there? Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page