Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Dye Day

On Sunday Lynne and I got together at her studio for another day of fiber dying.

The first picture is 1/2 pound of Tussah silk that I split into two batches. The top one was dyed with a variety of reds and burgundy, eith a touch of verde green. The Lower one was bases on the colour scheme I made up during our last dye day. Once again I used terracotta and taupe, but this time I left out the brown and added Egyptian red, which is really just one shade off from the terracotta. I really loved the way it turned out, and I can't wait to spin it up. I also dyed up the 10oz of local mohair roving I bought at the NH sheep and Wool festival. Once again I split it into two batches.

This one is a blend of Egyptian red, verde green, plum, and burgundy.

This one is green, purple, and burgundy. If you look closely you can see that green and purple blended into a wonderful shade of blue. That was an unexpected surprise.
All of this will sadly be packed away in the stash for a while, as my spinning time is currently being taken up by Mom's shawl. I purchased some beautiful grey Gotland roving from Coppermoose. I've ordered from them several times now, and I am always pleased with what I get.

I had read about the Gotland fleece, and when I saw it for sale I had to get some. This wool is so soft and smooth, and it spins like a dream! I am thrilled with the way my singles are turning out, but due to a lack of sun there will be no photos today.

8 comments:

Lynne said...

They all came out so beautiful! Wait to you see the silks! Gorgeous!

Cat said...

oh those colors are gorgeous!!!

Hugs!!!

Lil Knitter said...

You pick such great color combos...the colors in both the mohair rovings are so dramatic. I'm sure they'll be awesome when you do get to spin them.

*I sure hope we get to work out a meet-up when you make it down South.*

Hugs!

LDSVenus said...

Oh My!! I have fallen in love with the bottom one (green/purple/burgundy), it is soooo beautiful Spin that one first so I can see the beautiful yarn I know it will be!!! :) I was wondering about the Gotland, if it was soft or not. You are such an enabler :P. If you do come down south let me know, I live in TN and seeing freinds is always a good thing :)

spinquilt said...

Hey Brian
You can store the green and purple fibre at my house..............

yarnspider said...

Those rovings are fantastic! they should be so much fun to spin. But Gotland is good too, oh my! The Choice.....

Joansie said...

I love the colors and am waiting with baited breath to see the Gotland as, after all, I read up on the history of it. Sunshine is here for the next few days for a photo op. :>)

Maureen said...

Love the dyes! The fiber is going to be wonderful! I knew you were an expert dyer! Can't wait to see the finished projects! Have a lovely weekend!