So... I got two pounds(!) of white roving last Christmas. I was worried about ruining a bunch at a time with a bad dye job, so I tended to work in little batches. I've since worked up the courage to do larger skeins, which I might post later
Here's the little ones:
Most were done on the stovetop in a water/vinegar solution. Some were handpainted and heated in the microwave. I prefer dyeing the roving and then spinning it (as opposed to dyeing the already spun yarn) because I find thet the colours blend a little more this way. They're between 10 and 25 yards each, probably about 25g at the most. I didn't realize how much yarn was really there until I lined them all up for a photo shoot
A few individual shots: (I've got closeups of each if anyone wants to see.)
This one is my favourite. It's the second mini skein I painted into a rainbow gradient. The first turned out great:
I think using them all in one project would be really cool. A lot of other ones have already made it into my beekeeper's quilt, but I was looking for something different. Any ideas?