I loved working in the dye lab at Yarn School — I felt like I learned just as much from the other participants as I did from the instructors. Some of the color ways that people achieved were just stunning. I thought it was so interesting to see the rovings dyed, then spun and then plyed — the spinning blends the colors and fibers so beautifully. I did my two favorite rovings at the end of the day on the Saturday of Yarn School — everyone else was done, the lab was empty and all that was left of the dye were just the dredges in little cups around the room. This red rovings is a merino superwash and is a result of that little experiment in color using those wonderful dredges and orphan dyes. The pinks are actually on the verge of being a cornea burning, shocking pink and the reds and oranges are very intense — the monitor just doesn’t do them justice.
I can’t wait to spin and ply this and see how it turns out!