New Pond farm dyeing yarn

Thursday evening this past, New Pond farm held a dyeing class. Their Romney sheep, elevated on the farm had been sheered earlier this spring at the annual Founders' May Good.

Once the sheep were shorn, the fleece was sent off to become processed. There it really is washed, carded and spun into yarn. That is where this class starts. The yarn (back from the mill) was tied off into four ounce skeins, in it's natural wintertime white color and was ready for dyeing.

There were a dozen people there to understand approximately, experiment, create and have fun. Plan movie director Kristen Allore ran the scheduled system. The class was divided into those who wished to try their hands at natural dyes and those who would like to experiment with meals grade dyes.

Kristen had collected pokeberries. Pokeberry is definitely a native weed in this area. The key is usually to gather the same quantity of organic dye material to fiber you plan to dye. The pokeberries were removed from their stems, mashed and established to cook within the range with vinegar as its' mordant. Note: individual pots and items can be used for dyeing just. The full total result was a beautiful purple burgundy yarn.

Mordant is a People from france word that means, 'to bite'. It allows the dye to adhere permanently to the fiber. Cream of tartar, alum, copper, iron and various other metals/chemicals could be utilized also as a mordant.

I ran the meals quality dyes. Kool Help, Easter egg dyes (pellets), Meals color and spices from your cupboard such as for example turmeric, chili powder and curry could be used. Vinegar was used as the mordant.

The yarn was placed on a plastic bag with a cup propping up the center. It has the look of the moat. Two colors had been combined for every skein and creatively positioned throughout the yarn. The compounding extruder white areas between the two colors were massaged for the blend developing a third color jointly. The plastic handbag (with yarn inside) was covered, and heated in the microwave to set the color. The full total results were beautiful variegated skeins of yarn.

Everyone was happy with the outcomes and looked forward to experimenting further in the home.

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