Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hand dyed wool yarn, felt, flannel and roving-


I am back from the land of the zombies. 12 hour days over a span of several weeks do not make for a stable life or brain. Above, however, you can see the lovely fruit of my labor which makes it all worthwhile.
Over the last three weeks, I have dyed miles of roving; zillions of yards of yarn; fields of felt; and flanks of flannel.
My not so perfect colors are being over dyed or bagged up for my felting friends and samples saved of each and every dye run which is then documented in four huge binders.
I took over 750 digital photos of the above samples. I edited about 170 of them and sent them off to my web master.
Fabric Designs (www.fabricdesigns.com) will soon feature 28 colors of each item with three kinds of wool yarn- Prime Alpaca, 100% Merino Wool, and Malabrigo Wool so you can knit yourselves into heavenly bliss. Spinners will love the Romney wool roving also in 28 colors and felters and rug hookers will at long last be able to get their materials in the color and value they want and need. All wool can be dyed solid OR mottled. The possibilities are endless.
I love what I do. I love what you do with what I love to do. I love fiber and I love dyeing. If you were to stack everything I have ever dyed in my 40+ year career, it would form a line from here to Saturn and back.
I'll let you know when it is ready to see and the stuff is available for sale.
Happy dyeing and wooly booly to you.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Silk Vest

I'm making slow progress on the silk vest. Here is a picture of it almost finished- unpressed. All that needs to be done is the collar. It looks good. This is the back, of course.



I have not been blogging, or much of anything except dyeing wool yarn (three kinds), felt, and flannel for publication on my blog as new products. Next posting will be all about this addition to the Fabric Designs line of art fibers.
Thanks for looking everyone!

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I am a fiber artist. I am a teacher. I am a Reverend. I teach, I create, I counsel, I listen.

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