Saturday, January 24, 2009

I Dyed Yesterday

Sharon gave me over a pound of adult, white, alpaca roving quite some time ago thinking that I might like to dye it up. Look at it! Isn't that yummy! As alpacas age their fiber tends to become less fine so when you see something listed as "adult" alpaca, keep that in mind so that you are not disappointed in the softness. I used my crock pot to dye 5 different dye lots.

I got one batch of two 2 ounce bumps listed in my Etsy store. See here
I say 2 ounces but I alway weigh at least 1/10th over, usually 2/10ths.
And what's a post without a picture of an alpaca? This is Chinella ( 1 year, 4 months old) who is joint owned by Beth and me. Lucky for me, Beth doesn't spin so I can't wait till May to get my hands in this lovely black, black fiber.


critter lover said...

I came into Maple's kitchen yesterday JUST IN TIME to see her "Dying" her colorful "death". It was SHOCKING!!! Shocking pink that is!! Aren't those colors wonderful? Makes me yearn for spring!

It was fun to see Chinny's picture! I can't wait to see her fiber and how long her fleece will be by May!

Crockpots of Hugs,


Aimee said...

beautiful colors. What kind of dye do you use?

Kim said...

it is lovely to see your dyed fiber and those are beautiful colors. The black alpaca will be incredible.

Kathy said...

What a cutie and a beauty. I'll be back to your blog. So sweet. And I have a Golden who is beloved and dear too! Cassie is lovely.

Marie said...

Gorgeous colors!

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog so came to check out the alpaca pics of course!!! I have all the fleece from shearing in Dec but havent had time to skirt it at this stage...I have a spinning wheel but I havent learnt how to use it and well time is a problem as well :)
Nice to meet a fellow alpaca person
SerenityView Alpacas
Tasmania, Australia