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My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spinning - Gothland Sheep


one more challenge for myself at the Tour de Fleece was testing out some tailspinning
i used those gothland locks Spinning - Gothland Sheep
and here is the result

first, find the bag with the locks, yea thats not so easy :D
then fluffing them up a bit


after spinning, i realised far to much twist, so i had to ply
then i washed them ... and still far to much twist


i still went for my 10mm needles and tried to knit the yarn
you can see the front and the back
i realise - i need 12mm - 15mm - 18mm and 20 mm needels for such projects
and i also can see a vest, or a cowl, made with this
but - i also realise, those locks are NOT next to skin soft, if you sensitive to scratchy wool