Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I soaked this skein some more in the Red Blend Vat and then made a new one with the rest of the flowers I had collected. It is a little darker and not as yellow. I'm really not sure I like this color, but it depends on the light. The plan is to dye a skein of Pygora singles a similar but not exactly the same color and then ply the two skeins together. I could put them both into a Coreopsis vat or I could wait for the carrot tops to mature and try a green vat for the Pygora.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I love maps so I couldn't resist changing to this template. My fibers are not coming from around the world though. I've set a geographical source area of the Pacific Northwest including east of the Cascades. It's a very different climate better suited to Angora goats (Mohair) and Cashmere (also goats). I do have wool ready to spin that came from small farms in Ohio and Iowa, and Mohair from Texas in addition to very local island wool.