So! Friday I dyed a whole bunch, and Saturday I got to play with spinning friends.
Today, I will update the fiber part. Tomorrow I’ll update the spinning part. And I’m currently dyeing more fiber as we speak… type… read… you know what I mean.
First a bit of housekeeping. I updated the home page a little, cleaned up formatting, made it more clear what I carry. Did the same for the shop. Nothing big.
The largest of the batch was more Wensleydale, so we’ll start with that. Most of these are on the shop. Some, however, are getting mailed off to a real brick and mortar store.
Friday was… a bad day. So I was exceptionally cranky, and barely let Self have any time at the dye pot (don’t worry he’ll get some today). Apparently when cranky, not only do I go for warm, I apparently go for BRIGHT.
I was on an orange kick. Because the Daylillies colorway wasn’t bright enough, I made it brighter. Pretty, if intense.
Bright Daylillies: 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
Then, I decided, that was nice, but not bright ENOUGH (I swear that wasn’t what I was thinking, but sometimes my dye hands do what they want). And out came the summer flower Trumpet Vine.
Trumpet Vine: 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
This one will likely get mailed
Finally I got myself to switch out of intense orange phase, and try some browns. Mmm brown!
One thing that always comes with summer, for my family, is rhubarb. And with rhubarb comes… strawberry rhubarb cobbler. Mmmmm… shiny like the steamy fruit…
Rhubarb Cobbler – 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
And another spring/summer visitor, the purple finch! Softly colored, but with a bright warble. They make me smile. A good thought for a bad day. I love the subtle gloss of this one.
Purple Finch – 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
This one will also likely be mailed
Then I figured, why just do inland birds? Another summer bird (ok, any time, but I don’t end up at the beach much in the winter), the sandpiper!
Sandpiper – 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
Now on a real brown kick, I went back to an old method I haven’t used since another fiber an age ago…
Brass Dreams – 4oz Combed Wensleydale Top
And finally a repeat of a colorway that never got to the shop, but was mailed to another event.
Summer Calls – 6oz Combed Wensleydale Top
Now we get into the non-Wensleydale fibers.
My last bit of the Alpaca/Merino/Silk, a small bit for a bit of lace perhaps? Back to those oranges again!
Daylillies – 2oz Combed 50% Alpaca / 30% Merino / 20% Silk Top
An ever popular colorway, a little different each time, and always different on different fibers, War for the Oaks. This fiber ate the brown and was not playing with the green.
War for the Oaks – 4oz Combed Merino Top
And a softer version of another colorway I’ve done before, one I like personally because of the images it evokes.
Forest Shadows – 8oz Combed BFL Top
This one’s probably getting mailed
Aaaand, finally, the first part of the next Spin-A-Sweater.
Moss – 1lb Carded Romney Roving
The next piece(s) will be in Earth and Stone
And that’s all for now. Off to update the shop!
Oh right, and this creepy little guy crawled out of the pages of my sketchbook! Watch out, he’s got long fingers for fiber!