Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Because I Can


I decided to do some wool dyeing....I wanted it complex without a kettle dyed or a gradient this time for this 8 oz of Dorset roving.
I sprinkled dyes on the wet roving and just had fun.
Dyeing is only partly an exact science because this is what it looked like before I heated it in the oven for an hour.
And this is what it looked like after it was rinsed and spun out on the spin cycle in my washer.
There is quite a difference in color at each step of the way!  
Likewise this roving labeled only as medium wool.
I added blues, teal and lime green dyes. 
I have a very varied coloration that I hope doesn't wash out when spun! 
I have to hit the spinning trail now to see what I have created!

There is something very freeing about just playing and seeing what happens!

*I published this in error....I wasn't done yet so I have made my additions and reposted it!


5 comments:

  1. Pretty colors!

    Looks like you'll be busy for quite awhile with all that roving to spin.

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  2. Pretty! I have already been feeling antsy to get back to my spinning wheel and this just adds to it!

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  3. Pretty! I have already been feeling antsy to get back to my spinning wheel and this just adds to it!

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  4. gorgeous colours - I am looking forward to pix how this spins out. spinning and plying sometimes changes the colours utterly! and "free" dyeing is so much more fun than following a recipe with perfect numbers... I'm getting itchy fingers for some dyeing myself now:)

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  5. Oh I love your results! Spinning will reveal it in its wonderful ness!

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