Wednesday, March 11, 2009

sssssuri.......

This is the second crochet suri shawl I've just finished. The fibre came from one fleece. A little suri goes a long way. A lot of spinning. When I was crocheting it it looked like a rumpled scrunched up mess but a soak in warm soapy water relaxed the yarn and it just dropped into this drapey shawl...phew......
Soon be on it's way to you Brenda.
A demonstration of NZ lichen dyeing on suri yarns at Flagstaff's alpaca open day led to these two skeins.
Ammonia added to the pink one's dye liquor and the other one was left as is.
Below some combed suri, silk and merino resting on my newly made spindle. I used the same wool dye to paint the wooden bead and dowel as I dyed the fibre in, good match hey?

3 comments:

Jody said...

That's a really beautiful shawl. Did you make those red fibre balls from your suri fleeces? They look like sheer luxury.

Doe said...

Thanks jody, yes the fibre is white suri dyed and combed with merino and silk. lovely to spin. I see you do a lot of combing too, the prep is always luxurious to spin. I do loose a fair amount of suri fibre when I comb but it's worth it and some can be carded.

Debbie Herd said...

I just found your blog researching natural dyes. Enjoyed it very much.
debbie.