Happily spinning along…

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There has been actual spinning going on behind the scenes.  I bought this roving in a destash on Ravelry (along with some other treats…) a while back.  The roving image is taken under mood lighting (which is to say, after dark indoors).

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I think it turned out rather well…it’s corriedale, hand dyed by Hedgehog Fires

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I have also finished a huge skein of eucalyptus dyed local polwarth.

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And just could not resist taking pictures in the garden! One of my grandmothers used to have two huge pots of peanut cactus outside her front porch to match the two frangipani trees that framed her front door, and I am still mighty fond of peanut cactus.  And wool, but you know that already!

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10 responses to “Happily spinning along…

  1. Wow! Stunning! Is it really that red? Which eucalypt Mordant or not?

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    • Thankyou! I think it is a very strong orange–what exactly counts as ‘red’ in natural dyeing is a subject of much debate around here. I’ve lost track of exactly which eucalypt I used but my favourites are E Scoparia and E Cinerea. Chances are good they both contributed! No mordant needed–too good….

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  2. Beautiful – the moodier corriedale and the luminous polwarth! And peanut cactus – I’ll have to look that up for my cacti and succulents “collection.” : )

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  3. Amazing colour from eucalyptus, I can’t take my eyes off :).

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  4. Susan

    OHHHHH, that ‘red’, just the BEST!! Nice spinning also.

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