Thursday, 24 March 2011
'Spring' on shetland and camel/silk.
'Gothick' on camel/silk at the top, coloured BFL to the right, and on the left a new one - moorit Shetland. This has come out very well, but I've only got 200g of it and probably won't get more for Wales. Will invest in it for Woolfest though.
'True' on shetland
'Crocus' on coloured BFL.
'Sauce' on camel/silk.
'True' on grey suffolk. I bought this in error last year, thinking it might be softer than it actually was; there's quite a bit of kemp in the wool. But the natural grey overdyes beautifully, and it's proved popular with felters.
'Volcano' on suffolk.
'Sauce' on suffolk.
And of course lots of nice ordinary merino: 'Steelsheen' and 'Crocus'.
'Flora' in merino/silk at the top and coloured BFL at the bottom. The colour isn't quite right in this photo - it's richer for a start, with acid green and a purpley-red rather than pink and yellow.
And more fleece, of course. This is a shetland/texel that's come out rather well.
I had a coloured Corriedale wether fleece I dyed up intending to sell, but I'm not going to - the colours have come out fabulously on the variegated greys and it's handcarding beautifully. One for me, I'm afraid. (This was his 2009 fleece, I may try and kidnap his fleece from last year from Denise as Archie is now in someone's freezer I believe.