Monday, November 22, 2010

dying roving!

Today was my first time dying roving! It was an exciting process and I am super stoked to start spinning tomorrow.

I ordered a spinning kit from Maine Woods Yarn & Fiber that included approximately 2.5oz of undyed roving and a bottom whorl spindle.

Here are some process shots:

Soaked in vinegar water, laid out and ready to be dyed....

Some food coloring added. I used the regular food coloring you get at the grocery store...

Cooking :)

Cooling and drying...

Somehow this turned out exactly how I wanted it too. I wanted the roving to be predominately greens and oranges with a mish mash of colors surrounding it. It's almost dry so I will start spinning tomorrow.

For now it's Monday Night Football time! Go Chargers!

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