Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dyeing Rovings

I had not dyed rovings in a long time, but found my inspiration again. I am fascinated by the process of dyeing already naturally colored rovings. Shetland, Coopworth for example come in a range of browns. The rovings are not uniformely brown, they also have lighter and darker fibers mixed, which means that when you play with dyes, you can get stunning heathered effects.

I have added some heathered rovings to my Etsy store, but I might just have to grab one to do a little bit of spinning tonight...


Anonymous said...

These heathered rovings are incredible!

Erin said...

Beautiful inspiration! Thank you! I cannot wait to finish my current knitting project so that I can get back to messin' around with my newly acquired spinning skills!