onsdag den 13. juni 2012

Gul uld, første forsøg -- Yellow wool, first round

    Nu er den skønne hvide uld blevet skyllet, vasket mange gange!, skyllet igen, tørret, kartet og så endelig farvet med perikon fra sidste år. Det er blevet til tre batts i forskellige gule nuancer. Så skal det "bare" kartes igen, spindes og strikkes af. Det bliver spændende at se, og jeg håber på et meleret garn.
   Her hænger den 1. portion til tørre på min kæmpe vaskepose. Den er syet af et stykke gammelt gardin kun til at centrifugere uld i.


Now my delicious white wool has been rinsed, scoured, washed, rinsed again, dryed, carded and finally dyed with Saint John's wort from my stock of herbs. I dyed 3 small batts 3 different yellow hues. Now I just have to card, spin and knit the wool. I'm hoping for a variegated yarn, and I'm looking forward to it.

Here is the first batt drying on my giant laundry bag, which I made from an old curtain for the spinning of wool in a washing mashine.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Did you use whole plants or flowers only?

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  2. I used the whole plant before flower, and supplemented with dry whole herbs. It was an experiment. Normally I use whole dryed herbs and get green, yellow-golden and brown-golden from the same dyebath. My only try to get red, as I have seen you do, resulted in the most khaki-grey-ugly colour I ever saw ;)

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