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snephenie
06-25-2007, 04:02 PM
Is it best to dye the roving or the spun yarn?

Julie
06-25-2007, 04:42 PM
Personally, I prefer dyeing the roving...spinning up a whole bunch of natural colored roving would drive me batty. I mean, I've done it, and lived to tell the tale, ;-) but I much prefer spinning colored roving and seeing how the colors take shape and interact when I ply them. :D

snephenie
06-25-2007, 04:54 PM
Personally, I prefer dyeing the roving...spinning up a whole bunch of natural colored roving would drive me batty. I mean, I've done it, and lived to tell the tale, ;-) but I much prefer spinning colored roving and seeing how the colors take shape and interact when I ply them. :D

Would you do it the same way you would for bare yarn?

Shandeh
06-26-2007, 03:49 AM
Dyeing the roving gives the yarn a deeper, richer, truer color.

It's where the expression "dyed in the wool" came from. :teehee:

Leah22b
06-26-2007, 02:06 PM
I've dyed both ways and don't have a preference, and yes you do the dye the same way weather its already spun or not. You just have to be a little more carefull that the raw fiber doesn't fall apart on you. I always end up with my hands covered in loose fiber...lol