Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tour de Fleece days 2 & 3


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Day 2 - alpaca singles - ginger cat colour, to use with the black from day 1 and a larger amount of beigey-grey which I spun a couple of months ago.

day 3
I spun the rest of the alpaca, plied it into a 2-ply.

The purple singles is the first of my 'medieval Dyeing' samples. Fine white fleece which I dyed with Brazilwood, pre-mordanted with alum and cream of tartar, then modified first with iron and then with ammonia. The result was a strong magenta with navy blue tips. I spun it without carding to get a tweedy and somewhat neppy singles. I'll spin the other half  on day 4.

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