Fiber experiments and Giveaway winners

Filed under: Contest,dyed,Fiber Prep — January 13, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

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 !! :-)


  1. tanya:

    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:

    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:

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

  4. Erin:

    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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