I am much happier with my second attempt at dyeing this weekend. It’s cheerful and bright – my daughter said it was like summer flowers. The fibre was what was left from my original purple sock yarn project – around 150g of superwash merino/nylon mix. I think this will again turn into sock yarn, possibly turning into some socks with a feather and fan pattern.
A brief thank you to the local Brownie pack – again I was able to spend dyeing as they were keeping me child-free for the day! It’s a hundred years of Guiding this year, so I get another day to play in a few weeks time when it’s ‘Party in the Park’ – just in time to top up with fibre for the Tour de Fleece.
I also dyed a silk hankie – I’m not so sure about how that turned out. I might have a go at spinning the silk on my drop spindle rather than my Ladybug. I am eyeing up buying a new drop spindle from IST Crafts (http://thewoodemporium.co.uk/dropspindles.php) who will be at my local Rare Breeds Show next month. I’ll have some time away from home later in the year, so will be wheel-free and it would be good to keep spinning. Have I given myself enough excuses to spend money yet? 🙂