Deyaneria on August 31st, 2011

When I left off on Monday, I was still thinking the colors would come out muddled. This is the 2 color roving. I put the fiber in wet.   Here is the 3 color roving. I did notice as I added more colors they did come out a bit muddier.   As the dye I’m […]

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Deyaneria on August 29th, 2011

I heard about kettle dyeing in multi-color but I wasn’t sure how well it would work. My thought was that the colors would just move about in the dye solution and muddy colors would be the result. I finally decided to jump in and try it. I took 2 4oz lots of superwash roving. The […]

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Deyaneria on August 26th, 2011

I’ve been preparing for the harsh weather (Hurricane Irene) we are suppose to get this weekend. Shoring up fencing, cleaning cages and mucking out the barn a few days earlier than usual. Making sure I have all the hay and feed I need and filling up gallon jugs with water. My biggest problem is if the […]

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Deyaneria on August 24th, 2011

Picking up where I left off yesterday I pulled the fiber from the dyebath and let it dry. It came out great the angora did not felt even in boiling water.   The control came out gorgeous. The Angora had no felting even after all the boiling. I think it will mix nicely with some […]

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Deyaneria on August 23rd, 2011

The post for this week was suppose to be on Masham Sheep wool but I pulled it at the last minute while I wait for information from Masham Sheep Breeders Association. I decided to try dyeing fiber in Ziploc baggies. Supposedly you can dye in the bags and it will prevent you from having to […]

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Deyaneria on August 19th, 2011

 This week has been a beautiful week. I did some canning on friday.    The animals were really enjoying the great weather.   I did get some work done on my newest sweater.  Aussie helped us get hay this week.

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Deyaneria on August 18th, 2011

I bought some white welsh mountain sheep roving to play with. It looks a bit kempy but I kinda like the look of the kemp. I love how it dyed up. Here is my spinning sample. This is definitely not a next to skin fiber in fact from everything I read it is mainly used […]

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Deyaneria on August 15th, 2011

I’ve found little information on this breed of sheep as it has be separated into different breeds. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains.The males have horns, and the females are polled (hornless); they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails (normally left […]

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Deyaneria on August 11th, 2011

It has been an interesting week with me being somewhat layed up. I didn’t get outside much to take pictures but I did get a good amount done while sitting. I got my desk area cleaned up which I was inspired to do by Larissa the assistant editor at Interweave Knits.   I’ve finished my […]

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Deyaneria on August 10th, 2011

The wensleydale fiber dyed up beautifully.     The fiber is absolutely gorgeous. I plan on carding or combing some up to spin by friday. I finished the parts of my baby sweater just need to block, sew and weave in the ends.   Here is the progress on my sweater just 5 more inches […]

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