|September 11, 2020|
August 28, 2020
While I watched the kid Mohair dye and dry, I spun some beautiful natural color Suri alpaca. This is my colorway Sante Dior. Sante is from Sid's Fiberland of Newman Lake WA. Dior is from Pleasant Prairie Suris of Otis Orchards WA. Both fiber farms down the road from me. Sante Dior is listed in my Etsy shop.
August 18, 2020
Special project here. Cindy Taskila asked me to make a dream catcher with this doily hand knit by her mom. The grey handspun mohair is from her angora goat Storm and the ceramic adornments were made by @Nan Drye. I wanted to keep it simple to feature the doily.
August 14, 2020
When I am not going to set up at the Wednesday Farmers Market and it is a beautiful cool August day I must have a good plan. Those indigo plants could be ready.
Yesterday I decided what I would dye so I could have it prepared, soaking in water. I usually indigo dye kid mohair locks. Since I am out I chose a skein of my handspun with kid mohair locks and lambs wool locks sugar Boy, a skein of handspun Suri alpaca locks Mia, several skeins of adult mohair Snowflake and some nice 4 ply white wool yarn. Thinking if the vat lasts through this I will dye some freshly washed Suri alpaca.
Today at sunrise I plucked my indigo plant leaves. Following Rita Buchanann's recipe i brewed them up and like magic I have blue yarn!!!
The most exciting thing ever.
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