With Winter in full swing here it's all about the fibre for me at the moment! I had a go at dyeing roving for the first time. The colours are beautiful (mixed berry I think), but not exactly what I anticipated- there was a lot of residual dye. Some online fibre dyeing friends recommended more vinegar and a longer steaming time. This roving is from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
I've since dyed some more roving, applying the recommendations and it seems much better this time. I'll show you the new roving when it's dry, we're not exactly having the best drying weather here of late.
This is the first bobbin spun from the first roving and I think it's really pretty! I'm trying out a spinning technique called fractal spinning - can't wait to see the results.
I ordered some roving from First Edition Fibres and got the most beautifully soft and fluffy fibre. I think I will spin some of this in this natural colour as well as dyed, wouldn't it make a gorgeous baby blanket?
I'm calling this project my "crazy scarf". I'm using all different bits and pieces of hand dyed and handspun yarn in a somewhat random fashion (similar to the "crazy quilt" technique). Just for fun :)
Anything fibre related happening at your place this weekend?