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+++"animals smell when wet" yarn story+++

started off with raffia, matryoshka beads + plying thread...
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which turned into what you see on the bobbin, above, and closeups, below
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i wanted to try another so i could play with the tension of the
wheel, to see if the raffia could be less stiff, so...

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i added some white bamboo tape, sparkle,
beads, distressed pompom, plastic persimmons...
strung the items on the plying thread (above right),
and started spinning again, adding sparkle...
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the pompom JUST makes it thru :)
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the finished yarn, possibly good for a bracelet, hat...
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i'm happy :) BUT THEN...later that night the thought strikes me...
ack!!!! feathers are technically "animal fiber"!!!
(supposed to be only non-animal sources for the challenge.)
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:( so i remove the offending feather and add a few other things, instead!
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closeup of final submission...
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the two experiments, together. thanks for looking!
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not crocheted from the yarn above :)

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