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July 28, 2008

Fun Fibery Weekend!

Where do I begin? Well let's see....Saturday I got together with the lovely ladies from the guild I belong to. We had a dye day! I love dye day! You never know what you are gonna get and usually you aren't disappointed. Here are some of us waiting for the pots to get ready

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I thought I would bring along some of the Romney and the unidentified wool that I washed. We decided to have a "purple pot" and a "bronze green pot" Here is a shot of the green pot, it looks like witches brew doesn't it?

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Wanna see what came out?

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Oh my! Now isn't this WICKED cool?

Melissa had a pot going with natural dye in it. It was called logwood (I think)

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So I decided to throw in my holiday project wool that I had spun up.

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It looks really brown in the picture but it came out more of a deep plumb color

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I have some work to do with this skein as I didn't pre-soak/pre mordant the skein, I put it in dry. The dye didn't exhaust well. So I am going to have to zap it again.

Oh yes, let's not forget the "purple pot". I didn't get a picture of the pot, but here is a pretty picture of what came out of the pot!

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Oh my! AGAIN! How I love this! I am going to do something a little different when I card this. I am going to try and keep the colors separated as best I can so I can have some depth when I spin it.

I threw in about 2 oz of unidentified wool into the purple as well

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Then I decided why not card it?

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See? It blended and all became purple. Which I don't mind, but I love the blues and pinks as well.

I didn't stop there, why not spin it?

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It's now waiting patiently to be plyed. Pretty pretty.

Oh do you think that is all I did this weekend? Hee hee.... I started my August sock!

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Oh and I worked a little more on the February Lady Sweater

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Housework? Bah!

Posted by beth at July 28, 2008 12:51 PM


What an incredibly ideal weekend!! YAY love the colors you got. The greens looks so incredible, as do the plums and purple/pinks. I might have hesitated with that logwood mixture but good for you for tossing your stuff in because the resulting plum is lovely!

Posted by: Shannon at July 28, 2008 01:42 PM

WOW! What great results and now you have all that lovely wool to play with and it isn't boring white anymore. Hooray! Looks like you've been very busy knitting too - can't wait to see that sweater!

Posted by: Salt City Spinner at July 28, 2008 02:12 PM

HOLY COW! That looks like a great day! I wish I had some friends over here that dyed too I would love to host a dye day. When I dye I bring my stuff into the living room with a big smile and just share with my husband ;)

Posted by: Sarah Brown at July 28, 2008 03:20 PM

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I especially like the green one.

Posted by: katie at July 29, 2008 10:41 AM

Aww I want to dye stuff up! I keep trying to get around to it with a friend of mine but life is just way too hectic anymore :( Your fiber looks absolutely gorgeous, though!

Posted by: Candice at July 30, 2008 06:02 AM

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