Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dyed Alpaca Roving

This is Indy - Don Independiente - a very handsome, light fawn, herd sire who lives in Jackson with Kathy and Lew Kukla. He is the father of our goofy Celeste (due to deliver her cria any day now).

The hand dyed roving that I'm showing here is from him - and merino from genopalette and mohair from SpinningMoonFarm. Genopalette has nothing listed right now in their store and I'll bet that it's because Desiree's baby (human, hers) is due the beginning of June. I need to email her to see how she is doing.

I used three different colors of Jacquard dyes and simmered the roving in my crock pot for 30 minutes.

NIKE - "victory"

HELIOS - "Greek sun god"

I named this roving Philon "to love" It's very soft greys, blues, and pinks, rather unlike my normal color choices. I'm spinning 2 ounces of this right now and will probably ply it with a white single.
Actually I had a picture of the spun single here, but it seems to have disappeared. I'm still having trouble with pictures.....


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours..and a beautiful fibre blend.
I am about to try some Jacquard dyes...can hardly wait!

Liz said...

Gorgeous. And it's certainly hard to tell that you have trouble coming up with names--those are wonderful. :)

Peggy said...

Good grief those are some gorgeous rovings. I gotta get back to spinning, you are killing me with all this yummy stuff.