14 Sep 2011

Spinning and Logwood Dyeing!

Before getting extremely ill, in which I am much better after some antibiotics, I did some spinning and natural dyeing using logwood! So here are some of the results!

This is the original batt of Angora, Alpaca, Mohair, Merino, and Firestar! From: NorthStarAlpacas
Their description of the batt:
Alpaca from fawn Polaris, white Tom, and rosegray Vinnie in Gratiot County, Michigan
Angora from Saphirre who lives in Alma, Michigan 
Merino from Genopalette on Etsy 
Mohair from FroggyFibers -http://www.etsy.com/shop/froggyfibers 
Firestar from WildHare Studio -http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildhare

Here is the single from the two batts I had bought.

Sampler from HilltopCloud. I have some spindle spun from this but I will put them
together once I have everything plyed!

Early B-day present from my LBF!! Plus two more bobbins!
 Logwood Dyeing Experiments:

Logwood Dyeing Experiments:
Top Left: British Shropshire with Alum Mordant
Bottom Left: Pink Extra-fine Merino with Alum Mordant
Middle: 100% mystery Wool lace-weight yarn with Alum Mordant
Right: Red Extra-fine Merino with Vinegar and 2nd dye-bath

The pink in the centre and the red at the bottom are the merinos I used!
From the Red Merino to a Burgundy color
From the Pink Merino to a Lovely Rich Royal Purple!

From a beige yarn to a almost brown purple!

This is the Shropshire I have been using as of late!
About time I would say!
So from the off white to this lovely dark purple! 
So, what happens when alum doesn't bind with the fibre?
Well it would have been this blue spot color!
This is the only one I have found so far...

So that's it for now! I had a blast trying out Logwood dyeing and doing some more spinning!

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