Month: March 2009

Chris and Joe and the Mud Run

Chris went to the DFW Mud Run today. I got a lot of photos of Chris and his friend Joe who went along… and also, lots of gratuitous photos of hot guys. Chris and Joe: Random hot guys: Photos with more information, here: http://wormspit.com/blog/?p=1316

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Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. I found this item on Ebay a while back, and have been finding more and more of its information.  This photo isn’t of the individual piece that I got (it’s from another site that had one on offer) but it’s identical. from the seller’s description: [Continue]

Organzine in four sizes

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. These are quills of organzine that I’m sending to a friend of mine who makes lace. In each photo, they are in order from left to right: 2×2, 3×2, 4×2, and 3×3. Read the rest of this entry »

More happy bobbins

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. I found out that I can do this in the course of a (longish) evening: That’s a bobbin full of four-strand tram.  I can do the tram much faster, because it’s twisted about five times per inch, instead of 20.  This is going to be [Continue]

Happiness is a Full Bobbin

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. That’s an ounce and a half of three-ply organzine singles… tightly twisted from three filaments, about 20 twists per inch.  I’m curious to see what I end up with, length-wise; mathematically, it ought to be about three thousand yards.  With the high speed wheel, it [Continue]

And then you sit and ply…

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. and then you skein, and then degum… and then you get organzine! Here’s a comparison of the 4×2 and the 2×2… they’re not all that different, until you start working them up in larger amounts – and then the weight of the fabric shows. While [Continue]

Silkworm Paper

If you set the caterpillars up on a surface where they can’t find a corner, they’ll make this stuff.  It doesn’t hurt them, although it probably frustrates their instincts.  After spinning out their silk, they turn into a healthy pupa. This is the surface of the paper.  One of the things I learned from the [Continue]

Weaving organzine

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there. I borrowed a friend’s Lendrum wheel (Thanks, Christina!) and did some throwing.  The Lendrum’s high-speed head allowed me to get good fine twist, something that had been a problem previously. All told, this is just over 400 yards of 40d4×2 organzine. Read the rest of [Continue]