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autumn colours

October 18, 2017

 dyeing the silk hankies is just the beginning

separate the colours into individual hankies

tear them into roving and wind into balls

even after all the dyeing they separate easily

I start on an outer edge – the shiny lines in the photo

this is where the silk fibre is very strong

it is much easier to spin if the fibres are eased apart before you start to spin

on the right in the top photo you can see where all the colours are twisted together

testing how the spun yarn will looksome of the madder dyed orange went into an iron modifying bath

to give a darker shade

influenced by the colours outside my bedroom window

winding this mixed warp took time

using up yarns from the stash

cotton, linen and cotton/hemp blend

the yarn weights are even a little different

keeping my fingers crossed that it won’t be a problem to weave

and the hydrangeas are wearing fall colours

4 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    October 20, 2017 6:59 am

    i sort of want to sleep with my cheek on these hankies. maybe my dreams would be full of the colours.


  2. October 20, 2017 4:30 am

    Yummy colors and fibers!


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