Monday, January 24, 2011

luscious locks




because i'm now wholesaling my yarn to shops, it's crucial that i keep my material costs down while keeping the quality of my product up. i love adding unusual fibres to my yarns - plant and animal fibres, angelina glitter, cut up bits of novelty yarns. and i love, after carding, spinning in mohair fibre locks to give added visual and textural interest. colured fibre locks are expensive. so a few weeks ago i ordered up $200.00 worth of undyed locks from dyeing for colour and have been dyeing them myself. luscious colours of my own making. this is heaven. and i'm saving money...

3 comments:

Robyn said...

beauty!! Today I am spinning up my totally white skein....but soaking in your colours. XOX

Shammickite said...

are these chemical dyes?

island sweet said...

yes, these are acid dyes. the only way i can get a variety of rich colours.