Deyaneria on August 9th, 2011

Wensleydale sheep, when I first saw the picture of these gorgeous creatures. They reminded me of a sheep dog. Then my second thought was “what a lot of fiber on one animal!” Picture from the North American Wensleydale Sheep Association. Wensleydale sheep are originally from the North Yorkshire region of England.  The mating of a Teeswater ewe […]

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Deyaneria on August 5th, 2011

I finished some more canning this week. Chelsey and Kenny helping to prepare the peaches for canning.  About half done with the peaches. There is peach jam on the left and canned peaches on the right. Here is the cotton/wool blend all spun up.    I also got a lot done on my sweater. It […]

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Deyaneria on August 4th, 2011

I finished my dye jobs. The fiber came out really interesting. The first colorway is the one I did with direct dyes and acid dyes in the same colorway.  Here is the second in 2 different colorways. Here is some of the spun fibers from my natural dyeing experiments. Here is some other lovely fiber […]

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Deyaneria on August 2nd, 2011

I decided to try something different this week. I’m dyeing a 50/50 cotton wool blend.    I have  2 oz of this blend to divide up into 1 oz increments. I thought it would be interesting to try direct dyes and acid dyes in the same colorway and then with two different colors to see […]

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