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I couldn't wait -- didn't even set the twist (apparently leaving it on the niddy for two days did that for me, more or less).  I tried stitching with my newly-made embroidery thread, and this is the result:

It's not the ground fabric that I intend on using; this is a scrap of blue linen from my dad's tunic.  I figured linen is linen, and I could lay my hands on it quickly.  Doesn't it look nifty?  Not that there are a lot of stitches, but it didn't abrade too badly, and it threaded more or less okay (most thicker threads need coaxing through the needle eye).  I'm awfully pleased!

And on the "what shall I spin" front, I think I'm going to buy some of the "Corriedale-grade wool from New Zealand" from The Bellwether, mostly because there are 37 colors available, and I can buy it by the ounce.  The per-ounce price is a little high, but when you only need an ounce of a color, it makes sense.

I think I'll need to make some thread winders/bobbins, for display... will the ambition ever slow down?

i feel: excited excited

3 trips or shoot the rapids
crafterson From: crafterson Date: June 30th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You spun that? It's amazing!

Just for perspective, how long is that needle?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 30th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Slightly more than 1.5" (but exactly 44 mm). I haven't yet measured the wpi on the plied thread.
crafterson From: crafterson Date: June 30th, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
WOW. I am so impressed.

Note to self: must learn to spin.
3 trips or shoot the rapids