Archive | May 2016

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Wool n' Spinning

Remember back in November 2015 I took a weekend-long workshop at Maiwa in dyeing? Then I had a weekend of dyeing fun a few weeks later and created a gorgeous skein of hand-painted Romney in natural dyes. I was really proud of the saturation of colours I was able to achieve, based on some direction from my Maiwa instructor. I had taken careful notes and was able to do exactly what she thought would work for the effect I wanted!

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The problem was that due to my inexperience with dyeing, I severely fulled the skein. Almost felted it. I didn’t realise this until I was working with the fibre a few months later, hoping to spin it up into a gorgeous fractal. It wasn’t going to happen. The fibres were too compressed and stuck together to spin smoothly at the wheel. So I put it aside and moved onto…

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