Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Easter Egg Dyes

I dyed up some fiber a while back with Easter egg dyes and realized that I hadn't shared it yet. It was a late night dyeing session when I couldn't sleep and it made me remember how much I love dyeing things up. Fiber, fabric, clothing, occasionally skin... Here it is ready to be heat set:

A very non-edible looking taco...unless you like blue/green/yellow/grey looking tacos
And here it is after.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Invasion of the Hexagons!

I'm falling behind on my Tour de Fleece posts, but it is still coming along slowly. And I have been spinning at least 15 minutes every day! There hasn't been much color change on the wheel recently as I've been project hopping. I've sampled four other fibers and just got around to washing them last night so they are still drying. Two are silk hankies, one is shetland and the other is merino top. The merino sample is Ashland Bay's Snapdragon and I'm about halfway through spindling up the rest of it. The finished yarn will be a thick and thin two ply.

Now about the hexagon invasion...I was wanting a small project  I could work on while watching movies and after having seen some gorgeous hexagon pieced quilts I thought it would be a great project. They are addicting to make, very quick and easy. So now I've got to little hexagon projects going.

This is just a small sampling of each set. The lower one is obviously Halloween themed because I figure if I start it now it should be done by then. And the other is leftovers from Moda's Buttercup charm pack. I'm thinking of making decorative some pillow cases from them, but I'm not 100% sold on the idea yet. What do you think I should do with them?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tour de Fleece Day 4!

I've been spinning away with a beautiful gradient of green from Fiber Optic Yarns. With spinning it as lace weight singles it is taking some time.

The color is less yellow/more green than the picture shows.

On day one I actually spun up a sample of some silk hankies I got and tried it as a two ply though I still want to see it as a three ply before I commit. I'll have to get photos of that little sample up soon. And get better photos up of the gradient.