September 3, 2010 at 7:03 am #253082
here is a video on how to make newspaper yarn,very differentSeptember 3, 2010 at 7:41 am #475451
holy cow that looks sooo easy .. i hadnt thought about that .. 🙂
thanx luvin for finding the link.
makes me more motivated to get a few spindles and try my hand at spinning my cashy rabbits fleece (and other fleece i find ( like my ponys mane n tail hair and my malamutes shed coat)September 3, 2010 at 11:26 am #475452
that looks so fun!!
Can you explain to me a bit more what a spindle is? I looks really interesting??September 4, 2010 at 12:12 am #475453
Hi dry_dip_stick <—not a name you see every day 😀
These are drop spindles:
This is not:
A drop spindle is one of the oldest method of creating wool into usable lengths for making clothes.
The spindle is basically a 95mm ‘wheel’ (whorl) with a 300mm ‘axle’ (spindle) through it and a hook at one end of the ‘axle’.
It is a stand alone item with you providing the roving/yarn and the comfy seat to sit in.
When the whorl (wheel) is near the bottom and the hook attached to the other end, it is known as a bottom whorl spindle. The two shown from my catalogue are bottom whorl drop spindles.
The type used depends on the individual preference.
Some people claim one type is easier to use than the other. I do not know – I have sold both types to people and the bottom whorl type seems to be popular amongst beginners.
The weight of the spindle supposedly determines how fast and how long the spindle spins for.
I say supposedly because most of my customers seem to purchase the one weight and just use that until they feel like ‘upgrading’ to a wheel. Not everybody actually upgrades, either. I believe that faster spinning, lighter spindles are used for finer threads.
If you PM me your address, I will send you one for free (the joy of being on ALS) no strings attached, so to speak 😀
If you like it, keep it. If you do not like it, I am sure it would make somebody a nice birthday pressie.
They can also be made from a CD and a pencil :geek:
helpfulingly yours :wave:
Doc 😉September 4, 2010 at 12:53 am #475454
How simple is that! Wonder what else you could knit with it? The girls need a recycling project for girl guides, this would be great, but need to come up with another knitting project that works with it!
THat CD and pencil spindle sounds great to!
Boy I do love this site for interesting ‘stuff’!!!!!! 😀September 4, 2010 at 8:32 am #475455
check out ravelry trash to treaure forum,plenty of ideas for recycling itemsSeptember 4, 2010 at 10:30 am #475456
The drop spindle is really cool and would be great for rag rugs, I just wished I had seen one years ago. Not even sure how I managed to miss something this useful!
Is anyone planing on making newspaper yarn? And what are you going to make from it?
I thought it was very clever but cannot think of anything I would knit out of paper or make with the yarn. Maybe for christmas decorations but beyond that … nothing!
I know the spiders would love the picture frame :tup:
I would love to hear your ideasSeptember 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm #475457
Wow that would be great :tup::hug::clap:
I will PM you my adress, and i want your adress as well, so I can send you a gift back :). Im not quite ready to give up my cd’s just yet!
I know some people nearby with an alpaca farm, i’ll ask them if i can have some fleece for practice.
Have you made rag rugs before?? I knew there was another use for me to use up all the old baby blankets other than home made menstrual pads..(not for me:rip:..for a hippy doula friend of mine)
This is a great site!! :metal:September 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm #475458
I have made a few rag rugs 😀 it is so much fun! I wanted to make them into works of art but then they wouldn’t get used. Still have a bin full of rag strips waiting…
I have been thinking of turning my baby blankets and flannelette sheets into a quilt.
Also… love this site too, could become an obsession, I feel, but at least you learn stuff!September 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm #475459
Instructions on how to make a rag rug please MileyMoon!!:kiss:September 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm #475460
Instructions on how to make a rag rug please MileyMoon!!:kiss:
I will get onto it tomorrow! there are a few that are really cheap and easy :tup:September 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm #475461
There was a woman at our market producing crochet rag rugs from stripped up sheets, recently.
I badly wanted one but didn’t have the $$$ at the time.
Has made me look at all those colourful but revolting sheets at the op-shop with a new eye recently!September 4, 2010 at 11:14 pm #475462
here is a link for what to makeSeptember 5, 2010 at 12:04 am #475463
Hey luvin puts a whole new “spin” on recycling newspaper;) At the moment mine get stockpiled for lighting the wood heater and soaking up spills etc. This is much more creative:metal:September 5, 2010 at 12:28 am #475464
I’m still bemused as to what you could realistically make with it.
Did anyone else think that photo frame was truly revolting?
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