Monday, 22 September 2008

Here are two scarves that Carol describes as being what one gets a six year old to do when they want to learn to knit. You simply tie a thread of fluffy wool to a 2 metre ribbon, with the other end sticky taped to a short piece of dowel or even a pencil. Then just start wrapping the thread around and around the dowel, every now and again pulling it down the ribbon.
You end up with a lovely fluffy scarf in no time! I have already been wearing the bright one a lot, and haven't even got around to showing everyone in the group!!

microwave dyeing

Adding to Bev's description of microwave dyeing - here she is adding the Landscape dyes to her wool, a spoonful at a time.

Then Carol has rolled her wool wet with the dyes into a sausage.

The plastic rolled wool is in a micowave container ready for some heat!
After microwaving leave for 24 hours then squeeze out and rinse.
Dry over a broomstick to avoid ridge marks.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

dyeing wool

Last Fibrecircle day, Tricia showed us how to dye wool in her microwave. I used Sage and Bloodwood Landscape dyes, and I'm pretty pleased with the results - but I don't have clear plans about what I'll do with it. It is always fun to add to one's stash, and I'm sure I'll find a use one day.

And here is Carol's :