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« on: January 22, 2007 02:08:25 PM »

Here is yarn I spun on my drop spindle.  I dyed the wool roving with Wiltons and then spun it up super thick and chunky.  It's very slubby and unspun in parts which is what I was going for so I'm loving it.  It feels like a cloud when you smoosh it.  I plied it with silver and gold metallic thread and a few faux pearls.  

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007 02:21:12 PM »

Mmm looks tasty!  I love it!  What are you planning to make with it? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007 02:53:52 PM »

Hah - that's great!  And I thought my basket of pre-drafted fluff-balls looked positively edible - you need to throw a spoon in there as a prop  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007 03:29:46 PM »

Your fluff balls do look edible Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007 08:37:23 PM »

Laura it looks so glamorous.  Drop dead gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007 10:11:03 AM »

oooooh lovely! That's fantastic! Great job- do you have any resources you'd recommend for learning the best way to use Wilton dyes? I know there are a lot of different tuts, but I'm interested in your opinion.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007 05:20:43 PM »

I'm honestly completely unsure as to what the future holds for this yarn.  Probably something wearable though.

As for the Wilton's, I tend to be a haphazard dyer.  I just sort of make it up as I go along.  Usually I use plastic knives (had some lying around but popsicle sticks would also work and be cheaper) to get a little glob of wiltons out of the jar.  Then I put hot water into plastic cups and add a splash of vinegar to each cup.  Then I put the wiltons into the cups and stir until it dissolves.  Then, if any colors have Red number 3 in them which doesn't work in vinegar, I add a bit of No taste red (red number 40) to make up for the loss of red in the overall color.  Then I soak my roving and gently get the excess water out of it.  I lay it on my table on top of a sheet of plastic wrap.  I pour splashes of color from the cups onto the roving.  Then I wrap the plastic wrap around the roving like a burrito and throw it in the microwave for 5 mins in a casserole dish as the plastic will leak.  I let it rest and repeat however many times it takes for the water to become mostly clear.  Then I let it cool.  Then I put it in room temp water with a bit of Eucalan to rinse it clean.  Squish out the excess water and hang to dry.

Be warned, my husband says my method makes the house smell like a goat took a dump in our microwave Wink  He's not a huge fan of the smell of wet sheep.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007 08:19:44 PM »

Mine jokes that I'm making pickled sheep  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007 08:50:14 PM »

Those were super directions! in fact- perfect, for me.  For whatever reason, when people get all specific with measurements and whatnot, I get nervous. Thanks so much!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2007 07:01:16 AM »

Happy to help Smiley 
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