Spinning for Feral Beginners

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What? It's late July already?

Fibre dyed -- not spun by me. :-(

It's destined to points northeast. Such torture when I want to spin and have little time to do so, but V. has tucked into the great top stockpile of 2009 and promises pictures.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fibre Dyeing

The seemingly endless runs of fibre dyeing have begun in earnest. I am getting mesmerised by colour at the moment. Drying time is a joke as it continues to  bucket here in Adelaide, but I allowed for feral weather and have plenty ready to go.

Yesterday, I mixed up a batch that can only be described as stealing the feathers from a mallard duck. Poor naked mallard! I'm sorry, but I had to borrow your plumage. It's for a good cause. This lot is an organic wool/Soysilk blend.  It's "drying" at the moment. Yes, I type this with trepidation.

Had a lovely conversation today at the market with a woman who wants to take up spindling! She was put off by a visit to a guild a while back, as they are mostly wheel spinners. Not to worry -- sent her to another place in Adelaide for all things spinning and am looking forward to catching up with her again.

Back to the dyelots. m