I know I have been quiet, not my fault I swear!
New Yarns up :D
I have gotten good response to my dye ensembles and I will be making more soon. I have put up several new yarns for your dyeing pleasure.
Suri Alpaca Laceweight
100% Suri alpaca, 50 grams/ 466 yards This laceweight yarn is unbelievably soft. It dyes a little more muted then the superwash. Dying recommendations: Citric Acid 2 tbsp/ half gallon, Heat Set.
20% Silk/ 80% Kidd Mohair, 50 gm/ ~600 yds This yarn is handspun in Russia, and hard to find. This yarn could be considered a cobweb or gossamer weight yarn. Often it is used for formal shawls like would be worn at weddings and such. The bit of silk gives this yarn a hint of sheen that gives the yarn a little depth. Dying recommendations: Citric Acid 2 tbsp/ half gallon, Heat Set
100% Wool, 2 oz / 200yds, For all you purists out there who want just plain wool sock yarn or a nice fingering weight for other projects this is the straight up, real deal. This is good yarn to start on if you are tired of the superwash, it is easy to dye and easy to work with, and it has a nice feel to it. Dying recommendations: Citric Acid 2 tbsp/ half gallon, Synthrapol 1-2 drops in the dye, Heat Set
100% Merino wool roving, This is the softest roving I have ever felt and it is very high quality. It comes clean and ready to be dyed. When I dye roving, I lay it out in a pan just like I would any other yarn. Cut to your specifications, I am sure you will be satisfied with this product. Dying recommendations: Citric Acid 2 tbsp/ half gallon, Synthrapol 1-2 drops in the dye, Heat Set
The other offering I have recently put up is my new video The Indie Dyer Experience: The Superwash Manifesto which is available for preorder and will debut at Stitches Midwest. I spent an entire day in the studio to bring you this one hour DVD that will show you step by step how to dye yarn. I dye 3 sample hanks, with the very dyes that I sell so you can see how to get colors lighter, make colors darker, how to reuse your dyes, and make mixing more dye efficient. Also we will show you many of the tips and tricks that can really save you time and money.