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Labels: dying, fiber, green
posted by Sandra D. @ 8:02 PM
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!
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.
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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