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handspun and natural dyes

November 28, 2010

This sweater/jacket was woven some time ago and I hoped to have it finished for the studio tour. But–the knitted I-cord is only half done. I handspun an entire Icelandic fleece–from Jane in East Sooke–plyed it and dyed it with cochineal, madder and indigo. In the warp I added one stripe of cochineal dyed silk. It’s made up like a Japanese field jacket and I’ve knitted cuffs so the sleeves are  full length. 

At the end of the warp I experimented with some woven shibori and top dyed it in indigo. The indigo dyed the wool a dark blue and the wool held the texture of the gathering threads. This is the tenth heart pincushion.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 9:35 am

    I can’t wait to see it in person!


  2. November 28, 2010 4:23 pm

    and here it is. it’s a winner, all right. lovely colors.


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