Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wool dyed with Black Walnut Skins then carded into beautiful fluffy roving :o)


It's very exciting to do a project and get so much satisfaction from it.....it was a lot of work ..getting the wool dyed...hanging it up to dry outside and watching the wind whip it..I did find that after I washed it (being careful not to stir as to cause it to felt) I still find residue of the fine bits of shell...perhaps some cheese cloth would have eliminated that..
Also the fine particles will almost stain the clothing your wearing to work with..You learn to wear something you don't care about....The whole procedure was a learning project.

1 comment:

tomirkwood said...

Ok ok, so I'm a bit late to the party but I LOVE those rovings!!! that pink is gorgeous! Lovely job Ginny.

Kelly