Preparing

Preparing wool for dyeing
ready for weaving,
resulting colour wondering;
nerve-wracking!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 00:05:06

    Always interesting – dye lots. I visited an older homestead about a month ago – and it took tons of natural elements to get any color at all. Best to you.

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    • Libby
      Jul 02, 2013 @ 13:12:48

      The first batch has come out rather paler than I had hoped so will mx up a fresh batch of dye and do it again!

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      • julespaige
        Jul 02, 2013 @ 13:22:36

        Wool absorbs a tremendous amount. I think some natural dyes were barks, berries and other plants. But I have no clue as to the process. I have seen at local fairs the Sheep to Shawl contests. Where there is one or two days to sheer, comb, spin, dye and weave the garment.

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