Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday FFF Dye Day!

Nicole (FreckleFaceFibers), Sarah (Limejuicy), and Me (Knittinwolf) :)

Nicole showing us how to mix the dyes...


Nicole putting the already prepared fiber (was in a bath of Dawn) into the dye baths.
At this point she has poured one of the dyes into the trays already.

Nicole pouring one of the shades on top of the roving...
After this is on it, it marinates for the day...then its rinsed..spun in the washer...put in a big steamer....hung to dry...braided....then ready for you to buy!:)

Some yummy merino/tussah roving in the colorway Cherry Season I bought!
Going to turn this into an Ishbel!:)

Some more gorgeous FFFiber in bombyx/merino called Marigold.
Restrained from buying green and one called California Poppies..very hard because all of her rovings are soooooo drool worthy!:) You can go get yourself some on her etsy site...FreckleFaceFibers! Her fibers are the only ones I have spin and knit with and they are just as wonderful to work with as they are to look at!

Nicole's such a sweetie...she knows I'm working on the never ending scrappy happy sock blanket and gave me some of her mini sock skeins! You're the best Nicole....thank you so much for "teaching" us! Look forward to hanging out with you again soon!:)


8 comments:

km said...

What a fun day with friends and fiber! I'd love to learn to dye like that.

Fru-la-la! said...

gorgeous!

Courtney said...

looks like fun to me!!!

Nat Red Knits said...

How fun! What a huge production she has going on...Love the name too!

Channon said...

Lovely colors! I especially like the red that came home with you.

Dawn said...

What an operation! Looks like a fun day!

Fraydele said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm jealous.

Gnat said...

Looks like so much fun!!! :)