My latest dyeing...fleece includes Teeswater, Cormo Cross, corriedale
In the latest issue of PLY Magazine is a wonderful article written by Natalie Redding. She shares her secret to dyeing amazing fleece. This article is worth the subscription price of PLY. Namaste Farms, Natalie's farm and business, has the most amazing dyed locks...period! Never have I gotten a crunchy lock in my Scrapboxes - boxes of dyed locks. Try this technique with raw fleece and you will get Amazing results!
Without giving away the article...here are some photos:
Before dyeing...Teeswater and Cormo/Cvm cross
Fiber after dyeing:
I wanted a more defined red
I am getting into dyeing yarn and Fiber. I find that it is much easier to dye yarn... as felting is less of a worry. I also notice that how and when I add the acid to my process changes things dramatically.
Both of these used about 8 ounces of fiber, citric acid, and Dharma acid dyes, and water of course.
This was simple kettle dyeing... the citric acid was added after the fiber was in the pot. It used less citric acid.
Here I soaked the fiber in a water and citric acid mixture... then I added it to a pot with water and brought it up to heat and the dye adhered very quickly. The two dyes hardly mingled in the pot at all.
For a challenge in a group that I am in I needed to spin a yarn that I had never spun before
Here is my yak yarn - I used a down as the fiber not top
Also we had been assigned a beast as our character- our beast was The Minotaur.. I used Icelandic locks as my base for my beast yarn