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Dyeing


At FibreWorks Yvonne is a spinner and weaver so we spent three wonderful days dyeing kilometres of commercial yarn.


 

First Yvonne made a warp from
a cone of commercial merino wool.


 
 
 
Then we spread the wool across two tables and spooned on many colours of dyes (from Ausrtalia!).

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The wool was then wrapped in plastic and left for two days.

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Then Yvonne skeined the wet wool.


 
 
 
The dyed wool was then dried on Arbutus tree branches..

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When the dyed wool was removed from the rinse bucket,
there was still a lot of dye in the water so Yvonne
dyed locally grown alpaca to the softest shades.
This was then also dried on the Arbutus branches.