Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Colourful Weekend

As the weekend was pleasantly sunny and warm with no breeze I thought I would dust the dye pots off and get a fair amount of dyeing done. I ended up with quite a pile of lovely dyed fleece ready for the end of the year when I won't be outside in the garden and will be able to spin it all up with an eye to making socks and rug yarn.

This is some Romney fleece that I bought last year at The Cotswold Farm park on my birthday trip. I'm thinking that I will spin this up into a 3-ply sock yarn.
This second batch includes some Cotswold fleece (bottom left) which I dyed in Gaywool Madder-Orange with a sprinkle of Gaywool Honeycomb. It looked fantastic in the sunlight!
Other colours I dyed included:
Gaywool Tomato Red
Cornflower Blue
Hopefully if the weather stays nice I may be able to get more dyeing done as I have lots of colours I want to try out and I'm going to buy some new ones at Woolfest which is only TEN days away!!! Yippee!!
You remember that I mentioned that my son Nicholas had been to Normandy for the D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations. Here is a link to his blog with a few photos of his trip. Please take a look and I'm sure he would love any comments.


  1. What beautiful colors! Lots of spinning ahead for you!

  2. That should keep you busy on the spinning front.

    I'm hoping to make it to Woolfest too (this time next week it will be over for another year!).

    1. I shall be on stall K262 - in the bit with the folk music - come along and say hello!