Sunday, March 13, 2005

Red Heart KAL Fiber

Today I dyed 1lb of blue-faced leicester & approx. 4oz of tussah silk to be used in the red heart kal. I am really happy with the results & am thinking of using the leicester, silk & merino in the project. I'm not sure what combo I am going to use, but I think they will work soo well together!

Ok, so here is what it all looks like!
First off, the bleached silk..
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And the raw leicester...
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Now, here is the dyed silk...
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And the dyed leicester...
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Here is a pic of them together.
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And a pic of the merino that was bought predyed.(This one is a little dark)
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The silk didn't absorb as much dye as the wool, but thats okay. It will spin up with dark red, pink & white spots that should compliment the wool nicely. Of course I will post pics once I get everything spun!

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6 comments:

NKTN said...

Hi!
Just thought I'd stop in and read your update!
Hugs,
Noreen
http://noreensknitche.weblogs.us/
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Kimberly said...

thanks noreen! :)

Ruinwen said...

What beautiful colors! Makes me think of spring!

Your new blog looks great!

Ruinwen
:)

Leah said...

I am just awestruck... it's beautiful!

Kimberly said...

Thaks ruinwen & leah! :)

Joanne said...

So pretty!

And your new blog is totally fun!

I just got one up yesterday but it is not as pretty (still trying to figure out that HTML code stuff).

Anyhoo, it's here: www.littlemyths.blogspot

Yay!