Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm Dyeing for Spring

This plant from Nikki for Easter was my inspiration yesterday to heat up the dye pot. My dyed stuff makes a lovely background for the Tulips.
This fiber is dyed from roving that I picked up on Saturday from Zeilinger's mill in Frankenmuth. They did a beautiful job cleaning and processing it. And (heh, heh, wringing hands and cackling) I have over 5 pounds that will keep me dyeing for a long time.
The fiber itself is 75% white alpaca that I purchased from Okko, 20% white lamb Merino that I purchased from McMurrays, and 5%Mohair that I purchased from Edie at SpinningMoonFarm.
I'm so pumped to dye that I'm going to get at it again today (as soon as the View is over ☺)




9 comments:

fireflynights said...

Thank you for mentioning Zeilinger's mill and giving us a link. I think that would be a fun business to be in, and even more so, it's a great resource to know about.

Tracy said...

Nice colors. They ARE very spring like. I WISH i didn't have so much going on...You're getting me into the dyeing mood. I have a 4 pound fleece I bought last year that I'm just itching to dye up.

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Love the colors you dyed your roving, it looks good enough to eat!

Peggy said...

That roving is gorgeous!!!! I love the Springy colors. You visited my blog and wasn't even a Sunday!!!!! :) thanks for leaving the kind comments. Yes, the said thing is I don't think many of the "mean spirited" people even realize what that are saying or doing. Glad you aren't one of those though!!!!!

Knit - R - Done said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Very pretty and springy.

island sweet said...

what beautiful burst of spring energy those batts are!

spider said...

Maple,
Your dyed fibers were just what this winter-tired Vermonter needed to look at to remind me that Spring is indeed around the corner. Lovely, uplifting colors!

4th Gen FiberArt said...

Maple these springy colorways are beautiful! I love the roving with the tulips and the wallabies came out great!

alabama whirly said...

these colours absolutely sing, gorgeous

Map