Monday, 26 October 2009

OK Karen - Time to pick

Ok so exactly the same solution was used for all 3. Cooked in different ways for 3 different effects

Picture 1. Picture 2 - only a dash of brown more reddy
Picture 3. Dark brown and navy blue with dark purple.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

More wool

The brown turned a russet red where it met with the purple. Looks fab. I love this colourway.

Ok so here is the next lot, the same batch of dye different amounts of colour on the skein and cooked for a lot longer to try to get the brown a little darker - we still got a russet colour in there. This just shows how reactive on unreactive dye can be on wool. The wool was also soaked overnight in fixer to try to get a better fix on the darker colours.

Going to dye more similar colours in a different way again. as I am just loving this colour combination.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009


Reskeined. My camera hates taking pictures of skeined wool for some reason :(

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Karens test skein. This has been kettle dyed. it gives the wool a more random effect than handpainting. The brief was purple, brown and orange. Its now drying, so once dried will be reskeined.
Sally's longies.

eleanors surprise soaker

Monday, 12 October 2009

Quick update

My PC has been broken for about a week now and I only managed to get back online yesterday but I have no access to emails :(

I have just finished somebody's surprise soaker, I just need to embellish it :D

Just trying to decide what to put on it. Its for a little girl so any ideas welcome.

I have started Sally's Longies finally... sorry sally.

So anyway must get on. Cx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Rox's Soaker almost re-done

Just need to do the leg cuffs

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Eleanors Longies Finished

They look fab. My camera has run out of batteries so I will take a picture of them once they have been lanolised and are drying.