Sunday, July 6, 2008
Well, I finally got up the nerve to try natural dying. I made up a big pot of natural dye using Madder Root, alum and cream of tartar. I love the color. I think I will add a line of natural dyed roving & batts to our fiber store at www.applerose.com
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Today I dyed about 30 pounds of washed Mohair from our flock of Angora Goats. It is really amazing how much fiber these pretty little creatures produce. We shear twice a year and each of our goats shear 6 pounds of fiber each shearing. That is 6 pounds of WASHED fiber. I couldn't believe that a single goat produces 12 pounds of fiber a year. That is more than a sheep!