Fiber experiments and Giveaway winners

Lots of fiber dying experiments last week. Not all were conclusive though… My conclusions for next time:

– nope, dying a white batt of Cormo is not a good idea. Unless you want to learn wet felting.. It does make a beautiful scarf though, and I may still try to spin it. And colors look great !
– Love those Cotwold locks, dyed with food dyes and vinegar (except the purple one, with Koolaid as I ran out of vinegar) in microwave. Will dye more, and with acid dyes too. The color rendition is just fantastic !

– Dying directly in a pot is fun (I usually drop a little of one color in the water, then insert the wet fiber and drop more food dye on top, then let it simmer for a while with lid on). But this time the colors ended up a little too fashy. Will probably redye this one. Maybe with a touch of red ?
– Have to wet those bits of superfine merino more: no, the added vinegar didn’t make up for that missing humidity ! 😉 Those ended up only half-dyed, not good..!

And now the results of the Fiber giveaway: Laurent chose the numbers, and the winners are:

Erin wins the pink lot, and Darcy won the green lot. Congrats, I will email you shortly to get your adress.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment, I loved to read all of them !! Also, be sure to come back often as I’ve decided to do a Monthly Fiber Giveaway this year !! Next time, I hope you win !! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Fiber experiments and Giveaway winners

  1. tanya Reply

    congrats ladies! It is always a suprise to see what will happen when dying. i have not dyed the roving yet, just yarn!

  2. val Reply

    lovely colours sylv, dyeing is fun but i totally forgot to buy gloves and you should have seen the colour of my hands last week lol!!

  3. moune Reply

    attendons de voir le résultat filé, mélange très “peps”, la future écharpe sera charmante et très gaie, c’est certain!

  4. Erin Reply

    Wow! Thank you so much – I can’t wait to try my hand at spinning! I love the pink – it’s absolutely beautiful. 🙂

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