Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Frosted fleeces

This is an entire Columbia/Romney ewe fleece. It was far too nice and crimpy to be sent off to be made into sock yarn. So I dyed it. I used the coldwater dye method with Urea, vinegar, water and dye. But, I don't think it was quite warm enough in the basement, even with the coal stove, for it to take well. So, the teal and the purple in the middle were 'finished off' on the stove. The others had no dye left, only these two did.
It was 20 degrees here this morning, causing the fleece to appear 'frosted'. (o;
I may be selling this fleece.............but I am not sure yet. Need to come up with a price.

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