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1  So many scarves.... Super picture overload... in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Belladune on: October 17, 2014 08:00:19 PM
I've decided I love doing this. Not more then spinning yarn, but it does provide a rather satisfying break from that when my legs go numb.....

This first set is 100% 19 micron merino wool. I start with pre-felt, and roll or fold or scrunch the scarf before dyeing it. Sort of like willy nilly shibori.  (vs. real shibori dyeing)











These two found new homes before they got the fancy photo shoot. But you can see the patterning on the black/grey/orange/red one was STUNNING.





These one's use the same technique, but they are 80% merino wool and 20% silk.  The different pre-felt acted a bit differently then the 100% wool, leaving these ones way longer and skinnier. But still lovely.









I'm sure there will be more... I do have another 15 meters of the pre-felt to play with after all.... >.>
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2  Re: Spinzilla 2014 in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: October 17, 2014 06:49:38 PM
Yay yarn! well done Mel!

I got distracted at the end there!  This is my final picture, minus the green yarn, it went to a new home before i remembered I needed a picture.

ETA: My final yardage spun (including ply tally) was 2648 yards!

Spinzilla 2014 - The finish photo by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I suppose that wraps up Spinzilla 2014 for Craftster! Thanks for playing along, Meleriffic!
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3  Re: Spinzilla 2014 in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: October 11, 2014 07:38:23 AM
Awe! Don't feel that way! There are other life things that have to happen (like laundry and kid chasing and everything else) that get in the way.  I stayed up way past my bed time to spin, and am paying for it in other ways.

Yesterdays efforts are pretty amazing tho.. But I didn't have to leave the house.  I think that helped.
Spinzilla 2014- day 5 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
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4  Re: Spinzilla 2014 in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: October 10, 2014 07:57:36 AM
Spinzilla 2014 - Day 4 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

my hot chocolate batts are so squishy! I love them spun up Cheesy  This is 4+ ounces of woollen squishiness so far. And I'm working on another 2+ today. It'll be 6 ounces of 2 ply.
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5  Re: Spinzilla 2014 in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: October 08, 2014 09:59:05 PM
I feel like I'm in the same boat, Mel! though I'm feeling pretty pumped about finishing the green yarn.
Spinzilla days 2&3 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I'm diving into the hot chocolate batts I blended up last winter. They just can't languish any longer! Wink That'll happen tomorrow. Hopefully I can get all 6 batts done by friday night...
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6  Re: Spinzilla 2014 in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: October 06, 2014 09:56:29 PM
day 1!
 did anyone else get their spinning done?  I got about 7oz spun. I don't know yardage yet, as I'm going to not waste time figuring that out just yet! Must keep spinning!
Spinzilla 2014 - Day 1 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
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7  Re: Fibre Friday August 15, 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:40:13 AM
Thanks Cackle!

Great batt Rodelphia! and it looks like a lovely spin too.  And if we are sharing kitty in fibre pics today....

Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr 

Wink
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8  4kgs of merino in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:28:19 AM
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

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. 

Before!
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

After!
 
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

These one's were kettle dyed, I LOVe the peachy one
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

This last one was hand painted
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

there's between 8-16 ounces of each colour.  So much colour!!Which is your favourite?


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9  Fibre Friday August 15, 2014 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: August 15, 2014 06:13:45 AM
Hurray Fibre Friday!

Two yarns, both merino, both not set. (hence the crazy curls in the single!)

Fiber Friday August 15 2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Fiber Friday August 15 2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

My level 3 final project yarn, BFL/Silk 80/20, ~323 yards hopefully enough for a short pair of socks. It's indigo dyed. it took oddly, with some darker spots then others.

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I also dyed some scarves that day, and half wonder if it was the scarves that killed the indigo vat sooner then it should have.
Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I also did a bunch of acid dyeing, but I'm going to save that for it's own post on the dyeing boards.  What have you been up to lately?
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10  Re: 11 July '14 Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: July 12, 2014 08:13:14 AM
Well done, Rodelphia! Lovely!

Jexx, I just didn't have time to post yesterday Wink

TdF fun - Spinning my own socks (which is also my level 3 final project)
Tour de fleece 2014 up to day 7. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Tour de fleece 2014 up to day 7. 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!

Distracted by dyes by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

So I guess I've been busy!
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