Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Making Colors

 I experimented with corals and browns
as I wielded the Jacquard dye bottles .
I do love the way the yarn grabs the dyes!
 I dyed some roving, too.
I am hoping to line up some colored wool since I have spun white for too long!
It is so warm in the sunshine, it took no time at all to dry the fiber.
 This is some BFL (blue-faced Leicester wool) and Tussah silk blend.
I can't wait to spin this!
This four ounce roving is Hampshire wool, a downy breed,
 and took the dye so differently from the the long, silky wool of the BFL!
It will spin long draw and yield a bouncy wool, 
I'm pretty sure!
Will took this picture of his cat,  Nemo.
He is guarding another roving I dyed, it is a superwash Merino/nylon. 
This was an amazing view of our sky last night-
There is also a flock of egrets flying to roost.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty!!! I love your drying posts (?). I could never trust my kitties that close to my fiber. They would grab it and run. Why they like to eat wool so much I'll never know.

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  2. Love that yarn!! Dyeing is so much fun. Maybe I need to stash dive and get some yarns I am no longer thrilled with and over dye them.

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  3. Ooooooo...that skein of yarn is gorgeous! Have you found a new cottage industry for yourself???? LOL

    Will did a great photo of Nemo.

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  4. TOtal success. LOVE the corals and browns!!!! WOWZA

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  5. Love a cat that guards the yarn. Cute picture.

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  6. It's so much fun playing with colours!

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  7. Oh my! I love that coral and brown yarn - gorgeous. A guard kitty!!! LOL

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  8. The blue roving you dyed is to dye for! (Pun intended.)
    That is a dramatic sky.

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  9. I just love seeing dyed roving — it’s so pretty! The pool water is a perfect backdrop for that skein of yarn. Gorgeous sky, too!

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