Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Spinning and dyeing

 Hand dyeing using acid dyes.

This method of dyeing is done in a large pot where the wet wool is placed in the pot and the dye is sprinkled on top.  The yarn is a 2ply worsted weight, from my flock of sheep.

 Bishop's Dog Hair.

Dog hair and Merino Roving.

Bishop was the beloved dog of my daughter Kim. He passed away a couple of years ago from a brain tumor. He was an Australian Shepherd. 

While organizing my wool and craft room I came across some of his fur and have decided to spin it up and knit a keepsake for my daughter.
I'm not sure what to knit yet, I'll have to spin it all up to see how much yarn I get.
We miss you Bishop.

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