Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I survived..........

Contrary to startled reactions at work when I said I was 'dyeing' on Monday - I'm still in the land of the living.

The weather was incredibly kind, despite the unpredictable cloud movement, and we had a dry day right up until we had all packed up to leave.

Coffee was drunk, cake was devoured, and we all had a marvellous time. I was treadling my legs off trying to finish the merino I started to make skeins for dyeing, as I really want to get back to the mammoth Corriedale production as soon as poss. I really need to invest in another couple of bobbins for my Sonata.

Here are the pics, starting with a good selection of spinning wheels:

This year we didn't seem to have as much variety in the colours we yeilded. From what I can remember we used the following dyestuffs:


There were a lot of brown shades. More pics to follow when my skeins have dried. Some of the colours came out very patchy which is a bit annoying after all those hours spent spinning the yarn.


The vendor list for FIBREFEST is now up on their website. I'm wavering a bit now about travelling down to Devon for it, as there doesn't seem to be much on offer to tempt the spinner. There are a lot of yarn producers and crafts people, but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of 'raw materials'.

Perhaps I'm just suffering from an attack of gloom as the weather here resembles a day in March, and is cold enough to boot. Brrrrrrr and Bah!



Seahorse said...

Looks like a really fabulous day!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :) I hope you'll post about some of your vintage items!

vanessa said...

what fun!