There will be batts!

 

Hand dyed wool getting ready to jump on the drumcarder…

 

hand dyed  wool top and roving soft spring colors 19.5 micron Merino, Masham, Targhee, overdyed mixed color BFL, Superwash Merino and nylon, Cheviot, 50/50 Merino/Tencel, and Polwarth

yummy fibers in yummy colors

 

Just a teaser of some of the cool colors and fibers that will be in my batts for Okfiberfest. This bunch of hand dyed wool fibers includes 19.5 micron Merino, Masham, Targhee, overdyed mixed color BFL, Superwash Merino and nylon, Cheviot, 50/50 Merino/Tencel, and Polwarth.

 

This is like having a new box of crayons and I can’t wait to make the batts!

 

 


a bit of dyeing

feb 022015_dye roving

I needed some new roving colors for batt making and here they are!  I used Dharma Trading brand acid dyes with citric acid. The fiber bases are Cheviot and CorrieX.

that drain screen: a must have for working with fiber in the kitchen!

that drain screen: a must have for working with fiber in the kitchen!

At the last minute I threw in some commercial yarn that I had previously dyed light greens as a base. I put them in cakes and let the dye do its thing.

feb 022015_dye

I love the way the colors broke, don’t you?  Stay tuned for projects I make with these yarns.