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!).
The wool was then wrapped in plastic and left for two days.
Then Yvonne skeined the wet wool.
The dyed wool was then dried on Arbutus tree branches..
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.