Saturday, August 30, 2008
The dyed wool air drying out on the skirting table. This table is 4 x 16 feet, each section being 4 x 8 feet. This allows me to lay out a whole fleece and be selective in the skirting process.
I'm not sure why the color in the photo below came out so grayed as the wool wasn't this color! This was pre-rinsing. The shot above is after rinsing and while the wool is drying out on the skirting table.
I've been working on this Jacob fleece for a couple of days now and I have to say the purple turned out devine! I can't wait to card some of this up and give it a spin on the ole spinning wheel. I'll have to dye some silk carrier rods to go with for creating a small bit of art yarn for a yet to be determined project - say like faerie hair! I have more fleece in an alum vat and will put it on to dye tomorrow.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Slowly I've been updating my Natural Dye Boutique I seem to be fighting the computers, or the internet the whole way today! With patience and persevernce I've managed to load some new Prairie Seeds Natural Dye Packets to my boutique. I was hesitant to use that word at first but it fits, most everything is one-of-a-kind and made of lucious silk or wool!!! Watch for more goodies as they are going fast!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I decided to update the Prairie Fibers website this morning let me know what you think~! I may update this blog later this afternoon, first I have tomato juice to go make from garden fresh tomatoes no less!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Roses it's all about the Roses I say! Someone swiped my roses out of my front yard, no kidding, they cut them down flush with the ground! So I'm consoling myself with some rose colored inspired silk carrier rods to make my own garden! I have extra's of these beauties, scent free of course, and am offering them up in my etsy shop!
I'll post what I've made with mine later tomorrow, I've been toying with spinning some bulky art yarns with these rods and then stitching them to a lovely garden inspired surface with an overlay of embroidery.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
I will be listing Natural Dyed Wool fat quarters, fat eights, and much much more in my Prairie Fibers Etsy store later today as I have more than I can possibly use! The colors are wash and list fast, the fabric is felted and very soft to the touch. I've been using these as my base for needle felting, since they are pre-felted the base is nice and sturdy.