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Topic: From Raw to Dyed, Uncarded Locks  (Read 1862 times)
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« on: March 30, 2009 04:50:44 PM »

I was complaining about wanting a raw fleece at my LYS, when the owner pulled out a fleece she'd had sitting around for years.  She gave it to me with the condition that I bring part of it back to her after I dyed it. All these are dyed with Wilton's.  So, here's what's done so far (I still have about 8 oz left to dye Cheesy):

Skirting the fleece

Nice clean wool!

Pretty crimp Smiley

Dye batch #2, after setting with heat

Yellow with green bits

Green with purple parts

Copper with green bits

Blue with green bits

Green with blue bits

Green with yellow bits

Pink with blue parts

Blue with green and purple bits

This I dyed with black!  Working in acidic conditions is such fun Smiley

Red with blue bits

Blue that split


Two blues, one which split (but the pink part is hidden).

Yellow with a bit of copper in it

Green with black (which produced pink spots)

I will dye half of the remaining wool with copper, 1/4 with pink, and 1/4 with black.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 05:42:43 PM »

those are all really pretty!

yeah... i should probably get on that...
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009 06:12:32 PM »

Those are awesome I love the bright green ones and the orange one especially Smiley
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009 07:14:31 PM »

I too enjoy the bright green bits. they look like they'd be fun to knit after they are spun Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 04:49:12 PM »

love the crimp... gorgeous!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009 09:54:55 PM »

Thanks Cheesy  I started corespinning it today, and it is going to be a very fun yarn!  I'll post a link to the thread I make for it (especially if it goes in a Fiber Friday!).  Wink

« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009 06:37:10 PM »

yes, please, please, finished pictures of yarn when you get them!!!

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