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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Green, Green

So what's my favorite color?
Oh, one of my new favorite fiber processing tools - a cheap (under $3) salad spinner from Wal-Mart.

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At 8:20 AM, Blogger hem said...

You're getting ready for St Patrick's Day! So what's the skinny on all the fiber - type o' sheep, type o' dye, etc? Lovely!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Sandra D. said...

The top batts are Brown Sheep mill end rovings in white with medium amount of black. I used acid dyes to dye the top green - there are actually two slightly different shades of green. It looked a lot like the "Barbie" version in my previous post, only green. I decided I didn't want a green skunk, so carded it. I love the result.

The middle stuff is a large handful of Corriedale, obtained at The Yarn Circle, and it's the exhaust from one of the green baths (see the tray full of exhausted fiber in the previous entry - it's one of those, or something similar).

The bottom photos are both different colors of acid dyes, the bright green is over a Border Leicester top, and the bottom is a bluer green over a dark gray/brown Romney fleece.

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Carol said...

the Skunked St Paddy's day carded batts are very cool. As for the spinner thing-yay!It's great when you can get a tool that does exactly what you want and it's cheap!


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