I have A LOT of undyed merino. 8 KG's to be honest. Or that is to say, I had 8kg's of undyed merino. Now I only have 4. Amazingly, it only took me an afternoon of intensive dyeing (between lunch and supper, and I still had supper on the table at a reasonable time!!) to do all this.
This one is kinda pretty. If you like green. I'm not a fan, but hey! some people are! Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
this yellow grey muddied. I know why, and I half expected it too, but maybe not so badly. Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
This was the last one I did. by that time, I was getting lazy, so I took my 2 remaing balls of wool, and pushed dye with a syringe into the centre, then soaked the out side with the other colour. Looks pretty neat! Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
And a minor distraction while washing wool... dye! Rainbow dyeing dirty locks - vinegar, wool wash and water in the pot with the locks. I sprinkled red, yellow and blue dyes over the fleece, poked it in and let it do it's thing! this is what happened! Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
I've had these cotswold locks forever... but since I was dying to dye something these were the first things that went in... Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
And about 8 ounces of merino top, into 1/2 of the left over dye bath (since it didn't exhaust) looks like this: Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
and the other half, I put dry merino into, and added some teal dye on top. There wasn't enough purple in the dye bath, but I still like how this turned out!
We played with acid dyes! mixing up primary colours, and got the rainbow and a gradient of colours. the only colours I didn't get a picture of was the gradients done by taking the yarns out in timed intervals.
Well. Sure, It's only thursday. But the way I see it is that we've had plenty of Fibre Friday's on a Saturday, so why not a day early if only to make up for the flip flop of days previously?
Let's start with this one. This one is a glorious distraction from what I really should be doing right now. a big, bulky 4WPI 2 ply. Merino and silk.
This one, is what I needed a break from. cobweb weight silk. 60WPI, 2 ply. My hands still hurt from this one..
2 ply tussah. Not to sure on WPI or any of that jazz, but it needs to be finished. It's in tiny skeins because it was spun primarily for the dye day at Fibre week this year. I apparently spun way to much...
I'm not sure if i've shared this one, so forgive me if I did. These are samples that are "fail's". They are supposed to be a specific TPI, WPI and angle of twist. But they aren't. There's about 2oz here, which will eventually turn into a hat called 'In Pursuit of Perfection"
I had the idea to make jewellery out of yarn, but for a while I couldn't get my head around how to do it, and get the results I was after. One day, it all clicked, and here's the results. Beads, silk wire, thread and a couple finding. They are pretty stunning, if I do say so myself.
I've been without internet since monday! *Gasp* I have no idea how I'm surviving, and I'm glad my weekend is jam packed, since we won't have internet again until Monday!!
Anyway, I'm at the office, and I have pictures of the glorious fibre I received from Honeyd!
First up, the extras! So spoiled. Angora bunny fluff and Cotswold locks!
And the dyed goodies! Such gorgeous colours. I love them so much. I'm unsure if I'm going to spin them straight, or blend, of what. But they are great and soft and wonderful. Wensleydale, tussah and firestar!
Thanks so much, honeyd!! It's perfect.
And that wrap up this swap!! Shall we wait until fall for the next round?
Friday disappeared! I don't know how that happened! I swear it was there last week, but this week, friday was non existent in my life. Does that ever happen to anyone else?
Enough nonsense, Yarn!
Neon Traffic light - wool firestar and cotton core
Galactic yarn. black wool (unknown breed) merino, silk, polyester and sparkle
Homework samples (Master Spinner stuffs)
Navajo Spindle spun Shetland, and Quill wheel spun Jacob.
Tahkli spun and plied cotton.
And currently on the jumbo bobbin, white merino. This one will end up being 7WPI, so bulky bulky! it'll be 3 ply. I just wish I had the overdrive head for my aura so I could ply it without cutting it... I'm aiming for at least 500 yards. I sure hope I get there!