Friday, May 20, 2011

Wool + Dye = FUN!!!

I got my first ever wool dyeing lesson last Saturday and I'm hooked.   A short trip to Arena, WI last weekend with a few friends was the highlight of my week.  I even got a chance to dye my own yarn from one of my gray shetlands!  My beginner attempts are crude, but I can tell you that I had such a great time, I could care less.

My first attempt at dying.  I guess I don't have  much else to say in my defense.  (grin)

This is 100% Shetland yarn from one of my gray sheep over dyed with whatever I felt like throwing on it.

Two kinds of roving, one is merino (not mine-lol)  and some of my gray shetland (on the left) The yarn in the center is a black and white alpaca with some accent colors added.

Both of these are yarns provided by our teacher.  The one on the left is a poly blend done in pastels to show us how this material differs in how it takes dye compared to the Corriedale (sp) yarn on the right.

Well, that's it, now I need to figure out what I'm going to make with so many single skeins of yarn!!!  Maybe , Hats!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun Kelly! I was thinking they look like they'd be great for knitting socks. :)


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