Aloha All -
I'm not much of an immersion dyer, rather a handpainter, but Elaine's post this past week about immersion dyeing inspired me to try it again. Plus I just got in some new dyes and mordant so off to the stove top I went.
First, I pulled out 4 oz of 64 ct merino wool and split it into 2-2oz pieces. Then took out…Continue
Hello KP Community! I have Good Friday off today which I haven't had off in years, but my new company allows for it - so yay! Since it's my day off, I'm going to push off some home chores for a bit and have some fun.
Last month I hand-carded and spun up some Huacaya alpaca into a single ply yarn and had it undyed for a while. Until one day after work, I decided I missed painting so much I took out the Kool-aid and food coloring and had at it! Here are photos of my…Continue
So, I was on the computer this weekend researching drum carders (just to drool and see the various types, makes, models, etc ) and came across a very interesting question on some other knitting/spinning forum. Someone asked if you can make roving out of hand carded rolags. Hmmmmm - good question! I love hand carding, but the rolags are very short and I really enjoy long rovings to spin.
I had just carded 2 rolags that were waiting to be spun, so…Continue