Thursday, 30 September 2010

Dyeing (Part 2)

After dyeing part of the fleece with Kool-Aid (see yesterday), I left it to cool down in the crock overnight and then rinsed it very gently in cold water a few times. I rolled it in a towel to get the excess water out, then left it to air dry.
The fleece was darker coloured in some places, but I rather liked the effect. 
 I carded the wool on the drum carder, when it was dry. It is gorgeous. It is fluffy and light, with no felting.
I have not made up my mind whether I will spin the wool, or use it for felting. It is so nice, I think I will just pat it for a little while. It is, after all, my first experiment with Kool-Aid.
I did not get any sewing done today, as I was unpacking boxes, which have been stored in a shed, since we came here. Lots of lovely 'finds', but oh how I hate unpacking!!
Till next time.


  1. I just love it! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. I would just want to pet it, too. My husband and I are thinking about getting a few sheep for next year...

  2. Tich - your fleece dyed up so Beautiful!
    I really love how the color turned out.
    And it looks really fluffy soft too!



  3. Okay... 3 things. Just a couple days ago, I was emailing my friend, the hooker, and we were discussing dying with kool-aid! Honest to God!

    Coincidence?!?!? I think NOT!!!! More like, GREAT minds think alike!!!! LOL

    Anyhow, here's a link that she had sent me, at the time:

    Second, I just LOVE that color blue!!!!

    Third, what's wrong with felted wool?!?!? I LOVE felted wool!!!! In fact, a LOT of hookers LOVE felted wool! *grin*

    Are these from YOUR sheep?!??!

    And.... I meant to write in your previous blog.. or was it this one? I couldn't remember sending you another package of fabrics... it must have been one that took the long way to your home! LOL

    Okay... enough of me blathering.... I'm off to bed! *grin*


  4. I looked at your blue wool and that soooo looks like blue cotton candy! LOL

    or the Simpson's blue skies!

    *off to bed - I think I'm hallucinating! LOL*