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nikschaf
« on: October 14, 2011 09:20:59 AM »

Howdy!  Finally got around to some dyeing and spinning.  This is "Fractured Black" -- used black Wilton's dye in a low-water immersion to let the component colors separate, the did a bulky corespun yarn.  It's only 76 yards but my bobbin was jam-packed!!  I've still got half of the roving left.  Not sure if I'll spin it this same way or do something different.

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LaughingLark
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011 09:32:59 AM »

I love the fractured black! That turned out really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011 09:34:28 AM »

OOOHHHHHH!!  Beautiful!!
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hilarei
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011 10:16:44 AM »

such a great color combination!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011 10:52:53 AM »

yummy squishyness!  I just love how black wiltons fractures like that!

This is my little contribution to this week.  It's a mear >50 yards 3 ply, lace weight, merino.



I really love how the color runs, and I can't think of what to make with it.  I want the colors to remain that way in what ever I make, but it's obviously going to be something small... but what?  Any ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011 11:07:57 AM »

Wow with the "black!"
Bella, that is some pretty nice lace weight. I have nothing to offer as for what to make, though.

Here's what I spun almost 2 weeks ago.

local wool, the rest of what I Easter dyed back in March. hand carded, woolen, N-ply.


And this is that stuff I got that was really really really badly spun. I unspun it, respun it much thinner though still thick and thin a bit, and plied it. So far I have 190 yards
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011 11:11:43 AM »

Jexx, your easter egg dyed yarn makes me think of 1987.  And that's not a bad thing.    The unspun/respun stuff looks very lovely.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011 11:15:55 AM »

Thanks Bella!
1987?
Don't lie to me. The respun stuff is not lovely. It's just better than it was. Thanks though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011 11:42:33 AM »

yup. I was 5 in 1987.  and it makes me think of my popple.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011 12:04:26 PM »

You're amazing. I was only 3. I don't remember my Popple very well, but I am pretty sure I had one.
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