Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Out of the Dyepot!

I spent the last two days in a fiber dying frenzy! This is the first I've been able to get to it this year... we have so much going on right now.

So, there is about a couple pounds of painted roving and 6 or 7 skeins of yarn total. I will be doing much, much more of this soon and offering it in my shop... as well as my own handspun yarn! I am getting a drum carder here in the next couple of weeks... I am so excited! Art yarn a go-go! You will be able to find all of this in my shop in the Pumpkinspun section around mid April.


Corriedale roving and a skein of Lamb's Pride bulky in the roaster. I used Kool Aid for the first round, I had Rowan helping me out, and food grade dyes are considered non-toxic. There is a lovely, lingering lemon scent to these right now! Rowan is always remarking about how we never actually drink the stuff... seriously, if it dyes wool colorfast, imagine your insides!



These are more skeins of Lamb's Pride in both bulky and worsted weight. I used an ikat tying dying method on these... it really turned out awesome.



Pretty soon, we will be converting the garage to a full time studio... I cannot contain my joy about this! We are so incredibly squeezed in our little house right now... we have also started the renovations on the inside of the house (I will share some pictures soon), We tore out the wall between the library and Rowans room last week. Whew... more later!



6 comments:

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Holy Moly Girl...I didn't realize what goes into roving...I love the picture with it all hanging out in the kitchen... This looks fun! Heading over to see your shop.
Cheers!

SpiritMama said...

The colors are beautiful! I have a garage studio, and it is great, except dust is an issue, but it's better than having everything in the house fer sure!

jgy said...

What a beautiful world you create, to be surrounded by all those colors!

Shell Mitchell said...

Wow - your work is fantastic! Have fun in the new garage studio.

Wendy said...

Oh, I am so excited that you are getting closer to moving your studio out to the garage! I can't wait to get down there and see all the big changes at your place!

Martha said...

Dani, I have a friend who spins her own yarn. She says she has lots of spun yarn that she would love to share! If you are interested, give me a call.

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