Handdyed fibre

This dyeing gig is strangely addictive.
I could spend a day just dyeing and fluffing around in the kitchen making a mess.. washing.. drying.. and then fluffing them out into soft little roving braids. I don't have to make anything out of them, i just enjoy playing with the colours!

This is what I did yesterday :

Both are 100% pure merino, 21 micron.

The first one is what I call "Terracotta" because it looks like the wall of my house. 95 grams.

The second is simply called Blues and Mauves , because i'm not very creative, and because it's obvious what they are ;)



2:44 PM, May 26, 2009

Great stuff! I've really enjoyed hearing about your new ventures into spinning & dyeing so far.

I was hoping that this would be the "spinning" and "more sock knitting" year for me, but I'm still so far behind on my knitting, that it looks like both of those will be put on hold until next year. In the meantime, I can vicariously enjoy your beautiful adventures instead!

vetiverknits (on ravelry)


3:27 PM, May 26, 2009

SO pretty and lofty! i actually really love the pink color from the previous entry—it reminds me of a chunky knit in this japanese knitting book i have. i can't imagine how a spinning wheel works, though. i mean i understand the concept, but i've never seen the process. maybe it's on youtube...

anyways, i'm so glad to hear that you still have your job, even if it isn't in your ideal location. it must've been so scary, waiting for the news! :|

  Team Knit !

9:45 PM, May 26, 2009

Gorgeous! That Terracotta is particularly lovely.

- Julie


1:30 PM, May 27, 2009

terracotta looks great, looks like you've hit about on the red! make sure you let us know how it spins up.