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MMario
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Posted - 09/29/2005 :  07:34:39 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
Human hair
red cedar bark (the inner bark)



MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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Lanthir
Warming Up

USA
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Posted - 09/29/2005 :  2:11:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanthir's Homepage Send Lanthir a Private Message
Cedar bark? I bet that smells wonderful!

"And we shall call it 'This Land'"
Firefly
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Tgz
Chatty Knitter

Portugal
205 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2005 :  06:19:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tgz's Homepage Send Tgz a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by MMario

Human hair
red cedar bark (the inner bark)

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.



How do you spin human hair? You see, I haven't learned to spin yet, but I have VERY long and VERY abundant hair and have been thinking of cutting it... and it has crossed my mind that I should keep it stored to spin it later on. (I'm not joking).

Did you get nice results? The resulting yarn probably is not so soft, but probably very resistent.

Thanks,

TGZ

my knitting blog: http://knittingthrough.blogspot.com
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Crey
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 10/26/2005 :  06:23:26 AM  Show Profile Send Crey a Private Message
NMario - How did you prepare the cedar? I am doing cattail now - I tore the leaves into tiny long fibers - do you do the same for the cedar? - Crey

"Water that is too pure has no fish." -Ts'ai Ken T'an
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MMario
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Posted - 10/26/2005 :  06:34:29 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
the human hair didn't spin too well - kept pulling apart. The cedar bark was pounded and split and combed into little fibers.

Also tried spinning some chinchilla once - but wasn't very successful - the hairs BRANCH - which makes for a very messy yarn - but it does felt.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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GrandmaHatter
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 10/29/2005 :  10:26:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit GrandmaHatter's Homepage Send GrandmaHatter a Private Message
Plastic wrap, with cut up bits of magazine inside of it for decoration. A little time consuming, as you have to cut the wrap on the roll, unroll it, and then add the magazine bits- but the results were very interesting!

Kristin

www.kristingoedert.com
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Valk_scot
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/29/2005 :  2:11:27 PM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by kbshee

I've mentioned this before, but I *tried* to spin dryer lint. Just because it looked like it needed spinning.



I spun a mix of cream merino, toffee alpaca and a sprinkling of silk noils dyed rust, ochre and dark green. It felt fantastic...but belive me, it looked like dryer lint, or something out the hoover bag.



Val.

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