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10-02-2006, 02:16 PM
Do you like dying the roving, or the yarn? I haven't tried doing the roving yet. I'm almost afraid of it! I've had good results from doing the yarn. Which do you prefer?

10-02-2006, 02:21 PM
I've always enjoyed dyeing yarn, but lately I'm enjoying dyeing roving even more :D

10-02-2006, 02:31 PM
Now a days, I prefer dyed roving. Depending on how it's dyed and howyou draft it can be unexpected results. Don't be scared. It always seems to make great singles. Then you can ply it on itself like navajo plying to keep the colors together or ply it on a white or single color for a great effect.

It's be good idea to get either twisted sisters sock workbook or spinning in color. Once you see that you'll dye to spin color :rofl:

10-02-2006, 08:21 PM
little tip though, if you try it make sure that the water that you soak your fiber in is the same temp as the water that you will be dying the fiber in. If not (with wool anyway) it will cause the roving to felt a bit making it harder to draft. But that is just a before you start tip do not let this scare you! It is soooo fun. :thumbsup:

10-03-2006, 01:27 AM
I'll be dying some of my merino with wilton's cake icing coloring soon. I'll take pictures and show you how it dyes and spins.

Oh and I *just* have to show it off....

6 oz of cashmere.....mmmmmmmm


10-03-2006, 02:29 AM
now that is not cool

10-03-2006, 09:45 AM

10-03-2006, 09:57 AM
:drool: :drool: :drool: :heart:

10-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Scratch Wilton's. Just found out it's not very light fast. So, instead I got this....


10-03-2006, 01:01 PM
Awesome kit! :thumbsup:

I just happen to be stalking the mailman this week, awaiting a shipment of Jaquard dyes....

10-03-2006, 01:05 PM
First I must lodge a complaint that the net makes it way too painless and easy to spend money. I practically know all the numbers on my card by heart now.

Second, should anyone get *this* excited over dyes? I must contain the enthusiasm or DH may have me committed to a mental hospital.

10-06-2006, 09:05 AM
I just finished my second batch of kool-aid dyed rovings. I really have some nice rainbow stripes. I like to spin colors some times. I have natural colored sheep and the change is fun.