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Friday, June 17, 2011

How to make a dye stock solution

I made a little video on how to make a dye stock solution.  I have kettle dyed rovings and yarn.  I have also handpainted yarn, but I really want to try and dye roving with squirt bottles of dye stock solution.  I used the technique from the book "Dyeing to Knit" by Elaine Eksesen.  It's a wonderful book on dyeing techniques that translate well into amazing knitted garments. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Let's spin!

I picked up on core spinning very quickly and now it's one of my favorite techniques.  You can core spin fluffy or smooth, it just depends on the look you want.  I especially like to spin silk waste.  I buy silk waste directly from is the fiber waste when they make sari's.  It is super soft and so light weight.  Here is the video I made and some pictures of fluffy core and smooth core spun yarns.  Give it a try!