Monday, October 15, 2007

Shades of summer




New Tulip baby sweater, done in sws soy merino blend, and the 6 to 12 month age...sweet pattern from dreams in color, which I am apparently addicted to... No seams to sew and knit from the neck down. Followed by my mushroom dye cluster. We were out mushrooming this morning and now dyeing some wensleydale locks for boas..although am using the fibre reactive dyes. Will cook up more polypores and save the liquid today. Obsessive would be a great description of me when it comes to fibres. Just can't seem to get enough play time with this medium.

1 comment:

Raven said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll post this both in comments here and on my blog in case that someone else may be interested.

I know of two fibre mills on the islands, Qualicum Bay Fibre Works (250) 757-8844 or annarun at telus dot net (I don’t think they have a website) and The Gulf Island Spinning Mill on Salt Spring Island (http://www.gulfislandsspinningmill.com/). I know that both sell processed fibre at fibre fests around the islands, and I think that you can purchase some directly from them as well. I know you can take a tour of the one on Salt Spring most days.

Your dyed yarns look amazing. For someone who doesn’t like mushrooms in general, I am deeply in love with the colours you got from dyeing with them.