As I mentioned in my last post, I have been doing almost obscene amounts of dyeing this week, one batch was for my C&G course and was predominantly focussed on dyeing different animal fibres in the same dye vat (bag in my case) so you end up with a harmonious blend of colours in a range of materials. I chose to use each pair of primary colours so had 3 “vats” and the these are the results.
Each vat contained, Corriedale top, some alpaca top, silk hankies, ponge 5 silk, a piece of commercial prefelt, some merino pencil roving and a piece of hand spun White Faced Woodland.
For good measure I threw in some of my scoured Jacobs fleece too…
And laid resists over the top that were just slightly smaller than the silk.
Then added 2 layers of the corriedale roving, pulling the tufts was lovely as I had different colours with each pull.
I even spun some of the orange/red pencil roving, my spinning is definitely improving but I’m not about to win any prizes for producing beautifully even yarn.
After felting and cutting out the resists.
I’m really pleased with how this piece turned out but it really comes to life when you hold it up to the light: