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« on: October 20, 2008 09:03:28 AM »

5-6 oz merino, well, who's counting?  It was the last bit in the bag. Smiley

superwash merino, 4 oz, for a friend

superwash merino, 4 oz each.  Hey, look, a cat!

I <3 BFL - 4 oz.  This was supposed to be pink, gold and black, but I love the grey, so I'm glad it washed out paler.

more BFL and the bottom bits add up to 4 oz of mohair.  The rainbow is my most favorite.  The purple in the top left one is mixed from Lanaset blue and lanaset scarlet.  I was wondering what would happen if I forwent their purple and mixed my own. 

Now I just have to set aside some time for spinning.  Tongue

« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008 09:42:44 AM »

Those are GORGEOUS!
I wish I had the room for that, I'd love to learn how to dye roving and spin...
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008 11:18:34 AM »

It depends what you do, how much room it takes.  If you do immersion or hot pour dyeing, you just need a pot.  I have two pots (though generally just use one) and once a week I clear off the kitchen counter and do dyeing stuff.

These are all cold poured, meaning I apply the dye on the roving while the roving is laid out on the counter, then transfer it into the pot to set the dye.  And I can only do 8-12 oz of roving a week, because that's as much as I have room for in one pot, and as much as I have time for (two hours between my daughter's bedtime and my own.)  And then clean up and put the kitchen back together.  I let all my rovings sit overnight in the steamer tray, I've heard it helps the color set better.

As for spinning, that can take hardly any space at all, if you use a drop spindle.  Smiley  And it's so much fun.


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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008 02:13:26 PM »

Oh I love all of them. Especially the light purple, green, and blue superwash. I second that dyeing and spinning don't really take much room. Fiber compresses well for storage too.  Wink That's what takes up the most room I think, my fiber stash.

Yay finally done moving!

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