Took a dyeing workshop up at Purlescence on Sunday. So.Much.FUN!
Brought in a pound of unknown wool that I had found at home. Found out later that it might by Romney wool. I measured it out into 4 ounce sections and braided each one.
My inspiration was the Four Seasons of my garden.
(From the top of the center pic)
Spring - poppies, ceanothus & iris
Summer - yellow coast sunflowers, tomatoes
Fall - pumpkins, butternut squash
Winter - not as much color, sky, paler greens
I'm really thrilled with how they came out. After cooking and rinsing, the colors were more blended and muted than I thought they were going to be. Now, what to spin from it?
Did some yarn too - bottom center. (Surprise, I made something purple!)
MUST. FIND. MORE. FIBER. AND. YARN. TO. DYE!