Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dying my Hand spun

The fiber is natural Romney purchased long before Georgia came to live with me. Some was spun on my drop spindle, and is still there (I should check and see how it is doing).

This is over spun a bit and has little twisty pieces here and there. Other than the Alpaca, this is the only other hand spun I've produced-so far.

This kool-aid dye recipe is where I began.

Bare Romney hand spun

After 2 minutes in dye solution

After 4 minutes in dye solution (rested 2 minutes between heatings)

During rinse

Soaking in wool wash

Clear water after soak

Hang drying while weighted

Close up (little twists visible)

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