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« on: April 12, 2006 06:33:44 PM »

I want to start spinning, and I am thinking about how to dye the roving. I see a lot about dying the roving itself, but can you dye the yarn you make from the roving, instead? Also, I haven't bought any roving yet, but I may this weekend, how much should I get for a beginning project (like 4 oz, or 8 oz, I would like enough to have some good practice)? I am so excited about this too! Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006 08:58:57 PM »

go for 8 oz!  why not?  if you have the money, that is.  and yes, you can dye roving THEN spin, or spin THEN dye, its up to you!

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006 09:02:19 PM »

I too am about to try my hand at dyeing my own roving.  I've got a bunch of packs of kool-aid and some merino waiting for me to get up the courage.  Good luck Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006 09:12:09 PM »

When I saw this thread it said Dying - Discussion and Questions. I had to laugh a little Wink

Anyways...here is a link for some cheap roving. You can get a whole pound for $7.50 Shocked I just took a spinning class last friday Cheesy I tried it solo before that and had fun but wanted to learn more so I took the class. Prior to that I had been using roving for needle and wet felting. So far I have only used koolaid to dye my roving. Chery + Black Cherry + light grey alpaca = pretty dark red Cheesy Just watch out you are going to get addicted lol.

ETA: I forgot to post the link lol. Here it is https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=82910.0
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2006 08:04:48 AM »

Thanks so much for responding, I am so hoping this weekend I get the chance to get some roving, I think I will start out with a little for now to see if I can actually do it. This, I think, will be my new addiction next to knitting. I will post pictures as soon as I am done.

rhodora, Good luck with dying your roving, I am sure it will be great!

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 02:34:38 PM »

here is a great tut on dyeing roving http://gfwsheep.com/rov.inst/rov.inst.html that one is hand painted and then she has a batch dyeing tut link on the bottom of her page. good luck ^^

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