Friday, 27 November 2015
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
The Spinners and Weavers group I belong to had a retreat last weekend at Awhitu. The weather was beautiful, and Saturday was perfect for dyeing. I had a few bags of fibre that other people had given away that I decided to dye in the hope that I will now do something with the results. Everything was dyed using Ashford wool dyes and the microwave method where you paint the dye on and wrap in gladwrap for steaming. You can find a tutorial on this page.
First up is what we decided is probably mohair, it is very hairy whatever it is
and has a slight sheen to it. It is the fibre equivalent to having a Welsh Springer Spaniel in the house as it just keeps on shedding.
Then some carded wool fibre of unknown breed.
And finally some mohair locks, they're still a bit wet in these photos so the colour is deeper than when they dried.