Back To The Corriedale

After my foray into merino and silk I’ve found myself back in the wonderful, soft, sturdy, familiar world of corriedale wool. I’m spinning up twelve ounces of white corriedale roving for my aunt. Half of it will be spun first, and then the yarn will be dyed into a blue, green, yellow, and white combination. Here is the spun yarn.

Pre-spun Yarn

Pre-spun Yarn

The other half (brown, red, blue, green, gold, orange) will be dyed while it’s still roving and then spun. The reason I’m dyeing it before spinning? Apparently when you dye first and then spin the colors get darker. I want the second colorway to be richer and deeper, so I’m trying this approach. I only hope that the colors won’t get muddier. I doubt it. But you never know.

3 Responses to Back To The Corriedale
  1. Sarah
    November 15, 2008 | 10:01 am

    Ooh! That yarn looks soft!

  2. Mama Mentor
    November 15, 2008 | 5:09 pm

    That’s a very soft and uniform-looking yarn. How long does it take you to spin that much?

  3. Rebekah
    November 15, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    Good question. I think that took me four days. But it wasn’t four days of consistent work. I’m not sure what an hour count would be.

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