It took maybe, oh about a split second.
Yes, I know I have played with yarn dyeing before.
Yes, I did have fun.
I have knitted some up.
Given some as gifts.
I even sold some.
But this was different.
This was dyeing fibre,
that I had prepared from a smelly, greasy fleece
A blue blend that looks vaguely purplish in some lights and a variegated pink. The blue/purple has tiny flecks of pink which I hope will just add a light touch here and there.
This smokey purple was a lucky accident, it was Lavender and then the person next to me managed to drop her pot of mixed dye and quite a bit splashed into my fibre. In this form it looks just like the view of the heather on the Black Mountain. I am very happy with it. I did not dye all my fibre and the rest is cooling down after a session with dye and microwave this morning, I hope that it will be a variegated turquoise which, fingers crossed, will fit in with my trio of colours.
I watched one of the group injecting dye into cakes of hand spun
yarn, the results were really lovely.
may have ordered some off white yarn, from wool warehouse, to practice with. The SO wants to play so there may will be a decent sized parcel arriving in the next few days.
I know, what about knitting the stash? What can I say? I am impatient to try the new method. It will be a while before the fresh fleeces arrive at Spinning Group. I have no excuse, and plenty of enabling at home.
( It was also on sale)
I will be sure to share with you.
I have carded all yesterdays dyed fibre and will start spinning tomorrow. I have some sewing that I would like to get finished today.
It is a wet and windy day so being tucked away in the sewing room finishing the latest project is very appealing.
On that note I feel that lunch is imminent, if not it should be.