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The newest skeins, hot off the wheel!

You can also see my first forays into “bulky” spinning. I’ve been able to spin super thin yarn and ply it together to make something along the lines of “fingering weight” yarn which is great for light weight things (see the grey and greeny-yellow skeins) but if I want to knit something with a little more oomph to it, I need to learn how to spin a heavier yarn. Take a gander at the blue skein to see how I’m doing! There is much progress to be made but I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve figured out so far…

Natural Dyes

Jody has been a busy duck dyeing yarn in the fiber arts room on campus. She used a variety of natural dyes to get these wonderful colors: logwood, indigo, cochineal, onion skins, walnut, weld… and a whole passel of other dyestuffs I can’t remember at the moment. I hope MY summer will be filled with such things too!