Spinning Group

We had our spinning group get together today, our first meeting!  It was a blast!  There was fiber flying everywhere!  😉  Here are some pictures of our wonderous adventures. 




And here’s a closeup of some yarn that I spun today.  It was predyed roving from Pacific Wool and Fiber, Corriedale, Spinner’s Choice.



We have some more events coming up as well, so stay tuned for more spinning pictures!


Cookies, Homespun, and Yarn Dyeing, Oh My!

Let the fun begin!  I started the day off with some cookies.  They are Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip. . .okay, I cheated and bought a tube of it, which only made 10 cookies, but each one was delicious.


Then I took my Homespun yarn off my wheel and wound it onto my niddy noddy.

Niddy Noddy Homespun

I prepared my Landscapes dye, turquoise and purple.

Landscapes Dye

I washed my yarn with Soak.

Washing Yarn with Soak

I layed out some newspaper, then a towel, then some syran (sp?) wrap, my yarn, and my dyes, and then I prayed and prepared to dye.

Prepare to Dye

I squirted those dye bottles like there was no tomorrow, leaving no piece of yarn undyed.  Then I rolled up the yarn in the wrap, and prepared to steam.


In my steaming adventures, I accidently walked away for too long, and my water had steamed all away, and my pot sort of melted to my burner. . .make sure there is plenty of water and never, never walk away.  All was well, except my yarn didn’t steam for the proper 20-30 minutes like it was supposed to.  But, never the less, it still came out pretty well.

Dyed Yarn

And then I expiremented with Kool-Aid dyeing.  It turned out to be much simpler, although my fingers are much more stained.

Kool-Aid Prep

Same basic steps.  Wash yarn in mild soapy water, dye yarn (this time by submerging in water with kool aid and microwaving), rinse and dry.

Kool-Aid Homespun

And voila!  More pictures to come once the yarn has dryed.