Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Spinning My Tiny Dye Lots

teal and pink yarns

Here's what I've been up to the last few days--dying some local (burdock-laden) fleece in the crockpot, carding, spinning and plying it. I've been experimenting with series of color intensity, trying to get pretty pastels. The more intense colors continue to work better for me. It is encouraging, however, that the colors consistently look better in the spun yarn than in the fleece after carding.

assortment of pink yarns

1 comment:

mysticalfeet said...

Oh how pretty! I love that darker pink. Natural dye? Kool-aid?

Are you going to the VA Fiber Festival?