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stweinerdog
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  10:02:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit stweinerdog's Homepage Send stweinerdog a Private Message
Is it necessary to card fibers together to create a blend for spinning or can you draft two sets of roving to spin a blend?

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BessH
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  11:06:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
You absolutely can draft two (or more) rovings to spin an exciting yarn. In fact, that's just what I am going to do with all the little bits of hand painted roving I have stuffed in a huge bag. I will probably use one roving as a sort of theme color through out most of the yarn, but have a constantly changing supply of color from all these 1 and half ounce pieces.

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Manasi
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  1:45:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Manasi's Homepage Send Manasi a Private Message
Sometimes, the multiple roving yarn might look a little tweedy. I'm not crazy about tweed, so when I spin that way, i'll often use the same yarn for a while before changing over to another color. That way it's less tweedy.

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Lissa
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  7:36:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Funny how different tastes work - I LOVE tweedy!

Lissa

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revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


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stweinerdog
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  9:02:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit stweinerdog's Homepage Send stweinerdog a Private Message
The end effect won't be tweedy as both fibers are white.

That being said, I like tweedy and I'll probably ply with a colored yarn.

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
--Alex Levine
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