Re: New Hand Dyed and Handspun
- I have still available a 2 oz and 4 oz kit of the "Seafoam"
2 oz kit includes 1/2 oz dyed fleece and a skein of Kid
Mohair/Lamb's wool with some teal blue Fringe for a really soft next
to the skin scarf project.
I have just redone the web page at
The colorway is shown under "Pricelist-Batts" in the digital picture
next to the beautiful blue Mohair lock.
For scarf ideas, there are views of the completed projects shown in
I have also added pictures of "The Garden" and the new "Alpaca"
Since spring is here, the fountain is working, and spinning in the
garden gives me a creative surge.
Get a spindle and some fiber and start spinning or grab some fleece
or roving and dye-dye-dye!
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> I have been home spinning, and just finished some really nice Kidx
> Mohair combinations, about 1/2 mohair and 1/2 Bluefaced Leicester
> Coopworth Lamb, very very soft for next-to-the skin wear. Theregular
> combinations are dyed in Seafoam varying shades of aqua, blue,
> seagreen and white. Very cool, reminds be of the Bahamas, that
> beautiful sea Blue. Also did up one with Indigo, pink, lavender
> purples. There is about 100 grams, which would be about 2
> balls of the mohair size usually found in shops. Probably 100yards.
> The way I use it is to group together color families, and knit abits
> scarf lengthwise, leading out the fringe edge and looping back to
> continue each row. This matches the row to the fringe.I can add
> of my stash of yarns, even use commercial yarn or glitz andstrands
> of iridescent fiber. This is a great way to icorporate myhandspuns
> which is usually in designer boutique small one of a kind amounts,Lincoln
> and when mixed with other yarns, ensures there is enough for the
> whole project. I have some pictures of blends at
> The mohairs I finished also are combined with a long strand
> lock. Lincoln is glossy and worsted spun, while the mohair peeksfind
> out and "halo" effect will show. The color is shell pink, with
> lavender shades. Beautiful. If your e mail allows it, you can
> a link on te page and I can send take a digital picture of theon
> newest ones. I think you can get an idea by some of the pictures
> the page. The dyeing I did with copper pennies came out reallydyed
> different, it is a verdigris, the grey green color of oxidized
> copper, and I used a strand of copper glitz, along with a space
> strand of edging in peach,green,beige and rust variations. Itreally
> is a nice scarf, and small, for neck wrap. 14 inches long andabout
> 5 inches wide. I am adding to the page, to explain how to dyewith
> avocado skins and pits (beautiful magenta pinks) and last summer'sI
> goldenrod and dahlia heads for sunny colors. The garden I plant
> has plenty of coreopsis, and this is very reliable as a dyeplant.
> also was very surprised at the beautiful gentle light green I got
> from hollyhock and ragweed! I called it Raggety-weed Green!
> Happy spinning..Happy Knitting...Happy dyeing