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New rovings! 
25th-Jan-2010 09:49 pm
Justin-goat
It's fiberlicious at my house again!


Anna & Lerris Alys
Ria and Cookie Mona and Dahlia

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26th-Jan-2010 03:02 am (UTC)
gorgeous. I just want to run my hands through it. Maybe someday I will get up the nerve to attempt something with fibers like that. Silk embroidery floss is about the most exotic I have managed so far.
26th-Jan-2010 10:21 am (UTC)
Nifty, and unsurprisingly I love the colors in the bottom row. ;)
26th-Jan-2010 12:08 pm (UTC) - Yummy fibers!
Anonymous
I agree - the bottom row is very tempting!!
26th-Jan-2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm part of the broken record going "ooh" at the bottom row. Nothing wrong with the top row, but the blues and purples do so well with the silver fibre!
26th-Jan-2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Is this something you could do nowadays?
26th-Jan-2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hm...I'm not sure. I typically go for incredibly bold and vivid colours when I dye, and I've not dyed any of the pretty roving I've gotten from you, as the base colours (like the beautiful silver!) are so fantastic to blend with solid tones to break them up. (Also, I've been lacking in dyeing a whole lot lately, though it's picking back up again.)

Is possible. Now I want to try and see if I can do more subtle shadings like that. I will try (maybe this weekend if I've the time) and report back. :)
26th-Jan-2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
These were done by splitting up the roving into multiple groups, dyeing each group separately, then carding them all back togther. There was nothing subtle about any one of the shades; it's the blending back that causes some of the ripple effects.

Lemmie know if you want more roving to experiment on, or company at the dye pots. I'm pretty booked for the next two weekends, but I might be able to squeeze out some time on a week night or after the 7th.
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26th-Jan-2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I will be bringing showoffs to Nature's Yarns tomorrow night. ::preen::
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26th-Jan-2010 06:27 pm (UTC) - I always gotta be different
and I like the top left the best..yum
26th-Jan-2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Wow.
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