Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yarn School Spring 2013 - Part 1

Wow it's been a while since I updated my blog. I've been busy dyeing fiber and spinning.  I'm doing more drop spinning than wheel spinning.  I have plans lots of plans and never enough time.  I got a part-time job and still homeschooling at least one of the kids.  I wanted to share all my goodies from Yarn School this year.  I got to go with a great fiberista friend who has finally figured out I am weird.  It took her a while.

Anyway on to the fiber I dyed at Yarn School this spring.

Merino - Lavender Love
Lavender Light - Merino
I was going for something a bit darker so I may overdye this after spinning it up.

Neon Mercury
Neon Mercury - Falkland
Inspired by a photo of Mercury.  This one is handpainted and nuked in the microwave.  The depth of sahde is growing on me but I might try this darker later.

Muted Mercury
Muted Mercury - Portuguese
I used the same colors I used in Neon Mercury but poured them willy nilly on the fiber in a crockpot in layers.  I added the citric acid at the end.  I'd like to try this again with the acid in the fiber and/or in the dye so it strikes faster and gets less blending.  I do like the more heathered look this has.

Pale BSG
Dusty BSG - Wool
The colors I chose for this one were supposed to be inspired by Battlestar Galactica but the depth of shade is off so I plan to give this try but darker.

Indigo Blue
Indigo Blue - Wool
Dyed in an Indigo Dye Vat.  I have all the supplies for this and want to do more at home.

My plans are to spin up the Indigo Blue, Muted Mercury and Dusty BSG for a sweater.  Lavender Light may be a shawl and Neon Mercury screams baby sweater but I don't know of any babies just yet who need this yarn.

Stay tuned for Part 2 -  This was the funnest Yarn School Evar!

1 comment:

  1. You are an artist! Love them all and hope you share photos of the finished products. I really like the muted Mercury and the Indigo Blue.