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Old 10-02-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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I've always enjoyed dyeing yarn, but lately I'm enjoying dyeing roving even more :D
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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
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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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

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Scratch Wilton's. Just found out it's not very light fast. So, instead I got this....

http://www.helloyarn.com/shop.php?cr...on=show_detail
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Awesome kit!

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