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From Tour de Fleece 2011

Finished Project: Bountiful Harvest

Current Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Future Project: Blue and Green Superwash or Emotion Colorway Superwash

Tour de France Stage 6 Tourist Guide

Rialto Beach in the Olympic National Forest, State of Washington (TripAdvisor Link)

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TdF Day 5

The few first minutes are devoted to going over the stage 5 route of the Tour de France and then I give some advice on WPI tools as well as a couple of reviews.

From Tour de Fleece 2011

Bountiful Harvest is DONE!!!!

Links to things mentioned:

Tour de France Stage 5 Tourist Guide

Spinner’s Control Card from VIPfibers – Evidently she only sells wholesale now and the price has gone up considerably since I bought mine years ago. I guess I got in on one of the first runs. Its still worth it to have it as one of your fiber tools.

iSpin Toolkit spinning app for iPhone

Current Spinning Project:

Pima Cotton on Tibetan Support Spindle

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

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From Tour de Fleece 2011

Tour de France Tourist Guide

Whats the Difference Between Batts, Roving and Top by Ask the Bellwether – A very good blog about spinning by a woman local to the Pacific Northwest

What are batts, top, roving and so forth? by Abby’s Yarns – Considered one of the foremost experts on spinning

Video showing how to make a batt on a home drum carder

Video showing an industrial carding machine producing sliver roving

I also forgot to mention another type of roving called Pencil Roving. Pencil roving is usually thinner than most Pin-drafted roving and technically should be the thickness of a #2 pencil. However, like all other thicknesses of roving, merchants will vary in what they label pencil roving. I have seen pencil roving that was about the thickness of the pin-drafted roving I showed you and Ive seen roving the thickness of a #2 pencil called pin-drafted roving.

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Stripping a Batt for Spinning – The technique I use to turn a rectangular batt into thin strips of roving

Spanish Peacock

Some Nalbinding videos on YouTube

Google Images for Tibetan Spindles

Google Images for Russian Spindles

Current Spinning Projects:

Bountiful Harvest by CJ Kopec Creations
75% Merino/25% Colonial Wool Batt in teal blue, olive, copper and dark turquoise
Single z-twist 12-14 wpi

Pima Cotton on Tibetan Support Spindle

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

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Tour de France 2011 -“An annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries” from Wiki

Tour de Fleece 2011 on Ravelry – An annual yarn spinning event that coincides with the Tour de France

Rodeo Drive-In

Current Spinning Project:

Bountiful Harvest by CJ Kopec Creations
75% Merino/25% Colonial Wool Batt in teal blue, olive, copper and dark turquoise
Single z-twist 12-14 wpi

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther