I blogged last year about our holiday to Brecon in Wales and how I bought a fleece, well I would like to tell you now how I have used it. The guy who helped me choose it said it was a hogget which means it was the first sheering, the wool had a glossy finish and a long staple which I like when spinning which is not everyone’s choice
Some of the wool I blended with Angora Goat to make a beautiful soft strong yarn. then came the dyeing great fun Spinning is where the change takes place you never can be sure how the colours are going to blend together
Well pleased with the result double crochet using double thread took about 600 g of wool
Still plenty of wool left so I thought I would have some fun with dying made two colourful blended bats which I put on the internet and sold well pleased a sort of sanction that I was getting it right.
The remainder was enough to make a jacket and I thought sea colours would be good so first the dying and I called the result Lime in the sky.
Working out the dye colours and how to set them to get the best effect with out damaging the wool is something I find very satisfying.
Hmmm I have just received a delivery of Wool so watch this space I am dyeing to get dyeing again!