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Four samples of hand-spun alpaca

Created in this Craftsy Course

Spinning Dyed Fibers taught by Felicia Lo

Don't spin out of control! Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, shows you how to spin yarn confidently in the colors you've always wanted.

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Category Spinning
Style Classic
Brandywhine on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I spun these yarns from alpaca roving that was a blended color--part of the roving was a natural fawn color and the other part was a dyed burgundy color. I also experimented with different spinning techniques to see which I liked I better, including the short forward draw and spinning from the fold.

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What are you most proud of? In addition to the different spinning methods that I tried, I also experimented with plying. The skeins include a single, 2-ply and a 3-ply (the largest skein). I am most proud of how much I progressed from the time I began spinning the alpaca to the time I completed the skeins.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to experiment!

Brandywhine on craftsy.com

That came out lovely! I just started taking this class today and I can't wait to get into my boxes of rovings and start trying new things.

12/23/2012 Flag

Thank you so much! Can't wait to see what you do!

12/23/2012 Flag