With my want to spin and dye more I kinda went crazy this week. I would have spun up more, but the silk took m e 6 hours to spin, and I can only spin at night, because my boys like to "help" when I do it during the day
Can't wait for the nice weather and we can hang out in the back yard all day!
This is some silk I bought on etsy, and I spun it up with glass beads. This picture does it no justice, its much more beautiful than this. Its over 200 yards, I haven't measured persay, but I attempted to corespin (some of it ended up more plied) with some polyester thread to make it stronger, and I ran out of it before I got to the end of my fiber and there was 220 yards of thread... Oh yeah, the twist is not set, do you do the same with silk as you would with wool?
Also some stuff I bought from Wooly treasures on etsy. It is amazingly even, and I'm terribly proud of that. I'm finally getting the hang of it! about 100 yards
this is some of the above plied and I stuck some lincon locks in it for fun. Just 10 yards.
My momma, loving me, gave me some bluefaced liecester wool for xmas (that and hand carders <3 <3 <3) And this is how I dyed it:
and then theres this one. I give up on greens, I can't get the right green I want with food dye.
and lastly this is a mess, but I figured I'd post it in hopes of a little help in deciding how to dye over the brown:
I dig your yarns, ignorantamoeba !