I was very pleased with the results, the colors were far stronger than those I have managed to achieve when I have hand painted fibre, and the process was surprisingly straight forward as well. I will be trying it again.
Exhausting the dye bath
Skeins hanging to dry -they look a bit scraggy here and are much better dry!
Some carding was also needed at the weekend - so out came the Minty Carder to create some batts based on the 'Sea Fret' yarn I spun up earlier this year.
Last month I also finished spinning up some Polworth fiber that I had dyed up earlier in the year. I spun this up on the Westbury wheel and plied it on the Louet S10. The ratios on the Westbury allow me to spin so much finer than on the Louet, I like the Louet but it is very 'grabby' (I think anyone who has used one will know what I mean by this). My little Westbury is much more gentle in its take up, but this makes it far slower.
I loved the Polworth, it is so soft and was lovely to spin. I got 330 yards of two ply, just over 3oz.
I will be getting some more Polworth - maybe to combine with more kettle dyeing.