The colour of lemons

Dyers Chamomile, fresh flower heads, alum mordant, pure Finn fleece (white), equals delightful soft lemony fibre – limitless projects, especially for babies and small children.  Finn has no prickle factor that some don’t like with wool.  Actually, well prepared wool with the short fibres and rubbish removed should not cause any discomfort to the skin (exception are those with allergies).

Just as wonderful, this superfine merino top was dropped in the exhaust dyepot.

There still seemed to be some colour left in the pot,  immersed some merino/corriedale fleece but think I may have pushed my luck as the colour is very washed out, though the photographs don’t illustrate the differences in the shades for each of the fibres. It will be interesting to see the results of the finished products.  Colours of fibre darken when spun, so even the palest fibres can look quite different as yarns.

Happy Holidays!

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In Between

Handwork instils an all pervading calm when everything else is chaos.  The back, using 3 balls to even out the handspun and colour. This looks grey, but is so dark it is almost black. A simple garment, no fuss, warm, comfortable.

Colour play.

A better representation?

Take care til next time.

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Guarding Christmas!

Sophie being a gift.

Keeping watch.

Wasn’t there a treat  here last year???

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Magic seeds

Jack’s beanstalk ? – nope, just a self sown tomato that seemed to grow overnight.

wool/silk from here.

Hand dyed merino angora blend.

Trying to get on top of the backlog before Christmas, or at least some of it.


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Interlocking threads

Woven dreams…

An uneven path, progressing…

A small stack.

Have a great weekend.

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