On Monday dark-haired Megan and the lovely Denny came over for a few hours of dyeing – a bit rushed, but fun nonetheless. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures..there was roving, and two skeins of sock yarn for Megan, and some cool mohair locks. Denny left me with a whole bunch of nylon sparkle stuff for me to experiment with, and check it out:
Cool! I dyed these in small jars (pesto and relish!) in the crockpot, just a squirt of dye and a splash of vinegar in each. For the green, I just squirted some yellow and blue right onto the fibre and filled it up with water. It’s tough to convey the sparkly-ness of the nylon, but this might help.
For some reason all the dyed colours really, really remind me of this show I used to watch when I was a kid – I can’t remember what it was called, but it involved these three guys in a rock band. They looked like KISS, but had these crazy sparkly foil wigs in red, green, and blue. Does anyone know what the hell I’m talking about?
Anyway. A new yarnly project! I saw this on someone’s blog, although i can’t remember now – Denny, I think you’re going to love it:
It’s called soumak weaving, and I’m just using my Weavette as the frame and various handspuns. It’s super fun!