Rainbow Yarn from dyeing to finished… Whatcha think??
Mauve colorway – The finished yarn…
I like to call this colorway Bloody Forest. :-) I don’t have spun-up pics of this yet, but they are coming soon…..
Ooooo…this is my silk… It’s going to be Sunshine Yellow… I’m am dyeing it right now… I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. I am thinking a bright yellow handbag… Hmmm……
This is me and my dog. He likes to wiggle behind me and stick his nose under my arm. I think it helps keep it warm! He makes a nice back rest, anyway!
The two above pics are of a mauve colorway I spun of from a roving I dyed. It’s really pretty and I left it as a single, since I didn’t have too much of it. (see pic of final yarn in newest post)
This is the Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool that I dyed using food coloring. The colors are amazing! I have about 200 yds of the purple/grn/teal and about 270 of the yellow/orange/raspberry… I don’t know what to do with them. Any suggestions???
Okay, listen up kids…. Using Food Coloring to dye yarn is wickedly righteous. I bought a skein of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool to play with dyeing… I am in the process, right NOW, of using food coloring on it. I’m space dyeing it purple, blue and green… The color is unbelieveable!! Really… Just look…
Is that not gorgeous color?? I will post a pic of the finished product when it’s dry. OOhhhh, I can’t wait!! >rubbing hands together eagerly<
I am having way too much fun! >laughing<
I went to Cloverhill on Saturday and bought some roving to dye with more kool aid…which I did. (I’ll post pic’s when I have more time) I did small batches. This was a DUMB thing to do, since I ended up loving most of it and now want more of it… Well, we all know what kind of chance I have of matching the colors from before…. What was that?? Something about a snowflake and hell…?? Yeah. Anyway, I went back to Cloverhill on Sunday (the very next day) and most of the roving I had bought before was gone!! Someone had come in and bought a ton of it. All of the light brown (that I didn’t buy on Saturday, but wanted to on Sunday), a lot of the light natural that I had been dyeing… I was really glad I didn’t wait until next weekend (which I was considering) because it would have been all gone and I would be shit out of luck! SO ANYWAY…. I have some more roving that I am gonna dye, prolly this weekend, but this time with some of it I’m gonna use food coloring (a suggestion by a fellow dyer). I could get all sorts of cool colors with that! I’m looking for a nice deep green and don’t really want to get into the whole acid dyeing thing yet. I will, eventually… But right now I’m comfy with kool aid and food coloring.
I decided the other night to dye some of the natural roving I have with some Kool Aid I had on hand… I used Grape, Tropical Punch and Orange. The roving was thick and me, being a dumbass, didn’t separate it at all, so there ended up being big spots that didn’t make friends with the dye at all. I was really bummed about that until I started spinning. What I thought was going to end up a muddy-color mess turned out beautifully, in my opinion. I only regret that I only did a little bit as a test. Big Dumbass. I didn’t take a pick of the roving, I meant to and totally forgot, but I did saved a tiny ball of the single. I plied half of it with itself and the other half I plied with a cream mohair I had laying around. I like the plain more, but the mohair is interesting, in it’s own right…. So, tell me what you think…
Have a safe and happy weekend!!!
So, I got a spinning wheel, from Avery, for Yule. I can’t even begin to explain how happy that makes me. She’s an Ashford Traveller….as yet unfinished Silver Beech… I haven’t stopped spinning long enough to stain her yet. Yes, it’s a she, her name is Charlotte….after the grand web spinning spider. I don’t want to post a picture of her until she’s all done, but I have a pic of the model to share….as well as a pic of my very first, usable, handspun yarn!!!