Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our first dyeing!

This was our first try at dyeing and it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself (and I do!). Susie had spun the yarn from some of our huge stash of Finn fleece and after doing the math on brewing up the dye bath, we started! Since this was MY first time ever dyeing, I found the whole process very interesting and couldn't wait to do more! After we dyed this yarn, Susie was asked to do a hat and mittens for a friend of ours to be used as a Christmas gift for his wife. He requested a light pink so we were able to do a SECOND dyeing project right on the heels of the first. The dying on these went very well and after spinning, dyeing, and knitting them into the finished items, they were well received.....especially since we were in the middle of some VERY cold weather at the time. SO MUCH FOR GLOBAL WARMING!

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