Saturday, March 18, 2006

Yarn Dyeing

Had fun dyeing two skeins of yarn spun from a kent fleece, semi worsted spun. One was painted in patches and the other in a blended effect. The skeins were wrapped in clingfilm and steamed on a rack in an old electric frypan for 30 mins. I think I prefer the heather blend to the patches one, but this may change after swatching. The skeins weigh just over 60 grms each.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Marshall and Snelgrove Pattern

Spinning and Dyeing

Now that the bathroom is finished, huge sigh of relief, I have been able to work on the border leicester fleece that I bought several months ago, It was very greasy but after several soaks is looking, feeling and smelling a whole lot better. I found our old electric cooking pan in the loft and as we no longer need it for the caravan I am using it for yarn dyeing, very portable as its on legs and can plug in anywhere. These are my first test batches, the skein is from some of the same yarn dyed by another member of the Kent Guild. This is a beautiful soft and lustrous yarn and lovely to spin and knit with.