Dyed fiber

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!



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2 responses to “Dyed fiber

  1. Lovely! Those are just my colors. Superwash spins so bouncy and springy. Have fun!

  2. Hi! What a beautiful yarn. Must be a lot of fun to spin it!
    Found you in ravelry. You gave a heart to one of my projects. I like your blog – I’m spinning, dyeing and weaving too.
    Greetings from Austria.

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