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« on: April 05, 2013 09:38:37 AM »

Since everyone else is just posting their own stuff not as FFs I guess I won't either.

Since March's spin-along was Ladybugs I made MORE! I had mroe black and red and I felt like it. See? I really liked the inverted so I got more of that. Both of the top skeins are 270 yards each, ran, eh? And the bottom red is ~ 200 yards because that's all I had left in the red. The blacks are further apart but it's still there.


And since April's spin-along is April Showers I decided to dye some roving for it. I dyed it in the crock pot using leftover Easter dye. I remembered to save it this time! First I chained it and dyed it in the crock pot with blue and purple, adding some pink so the purple would show up. I injected the dye using syringes. That's always fun!

This picture shows how the chaining affected it, leaving some white spots. I love that!

And then I dumped some black food coloring into the leftover vinegar water from when I was soaking it, diluted it a bit more, then dumped it in the crock pot and left it on high for about 4 hours. Talking with Belladune about it I was worried it wouldn't color it right because black likes to fracture but it came out exactly how I wanted.  I call it Rain Clouds at Twilight. Now I need to figure out how to spin it!
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013 09:47:27 AM »

Love these Jexx!  Those ladybug yarns are to die for and that Rain Clouds at Twilight is beautiful too!

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013 09:57:22 AM »

Thanks! And yes, you do. Go get it out right now.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013 10:20:57 AM »

These turned out Gorgeous, jexxi!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013 10:43:10 AM »

I'm still amazed you got grey out of the food colouring.  It's gorgeous.  Lovely spinning to!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013 10:53:38 AM »

Thanks you guys! I'm surprised too but hey, I'm not gonna question it. Maybe it was the brand?
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013 04:59:20 PM »

Great work, Jexx!  Your coils are looking awesome!  The inverted ladybug yarns are so great.  Your roving looks really good, too!
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