Experiments didn’t turn out half bad

I’m much happier with these results than the first time I tried dying fiber. The peach peeling juice resulted in a mostly grey wool but it has just a slight hint of pink to it. The beet dyed is different on the fiber. Last time I had already spun it when I did this to it so the dye took more evenly. This time there are definite white/light areas to the fiber. I like how it is spinning up though. I’m very interested to see how the peachy stuff spins up. I didn’t use much fiber so it will be interesting to see how much I really did and how much yarn I get.

More interesting I think will be a couple of weeks from now when I take a dying class. I’ll see how goofy I’m being I’m sure. I’m loving that I’m getting to play with this and I’m not worrying about what the dye stuff is going to do to us though. I’ll post more pictures after I get more spinning done.

Beet dyed wool drying in the sun

Beet dyed wool drying in the sun

Beet dyed wool in the jars

Beet dyed wool in the jars

Everyone ready to get heated

Everyone ready to get heated

Wool in the peach peeling juice

Wool in the peach peeling juice

Peach peeling juice dyed wool drying in the sun

Peach peeling juice dyed wool drying in the sun

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About littlehawkyarns

I'm a gardener that is trying to provide good food for my family to enjoy. I have two children, two dogs, a husband, four chickens, and four cats. In addition gardening I enjoy handwork such as knitting, crochet, and sewing. I'm in the process of trying to learn tatting and embroidery as well. I am soon adding more critters to the collection since we just got property and I spin yarn.
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4 Responses to Experiments didn’t turn out half bad

  1. Lori Watson says:

    How fun! Are you carding the wool before spinning it? I can’t wait to see how they both look spun up.

  2. Brenda Wheeler says:

    The beet dyed wool is really great looking. I like the color. Will that amount make much yardage?

    • I doubt I’ll get a ton of yardage out of this. We’ll see though. I’m spinning pretty thin and I don’t know if I’ll ply it. I may just leave it a single but I haven’t decided yet.

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