The first two are superwash from the mill end place.The next three are yarns that I dyed (3 is real dye, 4 and 5 are kool-aid), number three is my absolute favorite. It was a total accident, I was trying for orange and it was two yellow, so I just tossed some red in the dye pot, and ended up with a really cool yarn.
Hey all! I have a "how-to" question, and I figured, who better to help than my "local" craftsters!
So this farm just down the road from my house just started selling their wool, in every form from fleeces to roving to yarn. I went down there yesterday to check it out, and while much of their roving is more costly than I would like, they had some fairly reasonable fleeces. I got four pounds of Border Leicester that had been skirted, but not washed.
So here's where I get to my question(s).
How do you all recommend washing fleece? I've read in a couple places on the internet that hot hot water, Dawn detergent, and very little agitation are the trick. Does this go with what you do? What are your suggestions for someone going at this for the first time?
Hey all...I've been inspired by all of your amazing "novelty" yarns, so I decided to try my hand at one of my own. This is plain old white roving spun with strips of translucent blue plastic. It needs a name, I think it's winter something, but I'm open to suggestions.