The Original Jackpot

Not one, but two fiber-related boxes came today! One from Paradise Fibers, the other from Earth Guild. I’m set on fiber for the rest of . . . the winter?

Filled to Overflowing

Filled to Overflowing

Starting from the center front and proceeding clockwise, they are bleached flax, two packages of dyeing chemicals (soda ash and thiourea for the indigo dyeing), a blend of superwash merino/bamboo/nylon, three bottles from Earth Guild (two new dye colors and cream of tartar for natural dyeing), a merino/tencel batt, two pounds of merino roving, and some Norwegian wool roving.

At least I know which one I’m going to tackle first. And I have plans for a pound of the merino, the flax, and the pink batt. That helps quite a bit. Otherwise I’d be running around franticly trying to decide which to try!

One of the dye bottles is for my Rebecca sweater. I decided on a sea-foam green color, (per test) and I’m hoping the dyeing process will soften up the yarn a bit.

Now that I have all the ingredients for indigo or natural dyeing, I’m going to have to resist until I get some yarn spun! Well, I guess I could dye the roving . . . no, no, I need to stay focused. (Why?)

5 Responses to The Original Jackpot
  1. Sarah
    January 8, 2009 | 12:39 pm

    Awww, whatever are you going to do with all that fiber laying around?

  2. Rebekah
    January 8, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    Just wait and see!

  3. Mama Mentor
    January 8, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    It all looks lovely. What new colors of dye did you get? And when are you planning to do indigo?

  4. Rebekah
    January 9, 2009 | 11:06 am

    I got Teal and Periwinkle dyes. And I’m not sure when I’ll get a chance to try the indigo. I have to finish spinning the yarn first, and since I’m spinning it on a drop spindle and attempting to get enough for a sweater, I don’t know how long that will take.

    I will be trying Kool-Aid dyeing soon, though. :)

  5. Whitney
    January 9, 2009 | 9:04 pm

    Looks like you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. :) I am sure you will enjoy every second of it, too.

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