A very short post

Cats. Do not. Belong. In a dye studio. ‘Nuff said. Note: VIM with bleach completely removes dye from laminate flooring, some painted walls (careful not to strip off the paint too), vinyl kitchen flooring, laminate kitchen counter-top, phones, human flesh, plastic window frames, white metal ovens, sinks, glass and even sealed wood.

If I could save time in a bottle……

But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them. – Jim Croce I spent today in meetings and doing paperwork for the Craft Council. Since becoming Vice Chair (which entails attending both Executive and Board meetings) I appear to be spending an increasingly large…

Testing, testing…

The project in which I am currently engaged is that of dyeing and spinning fleece, roving and yarns and developing a coherent yarn and fibre product line. By “coherent” I mean products that are related to each other, seem like a unified group of products due to either materials, colour or even just labelling and…

Dyeing progress

The current step in my increasingly involved little excursions into the mad, mad world of fibre dyeing involves dyeing various sorts of commercially prepared top. I’m not too concerned with colours just now, but am focussing on such details as: how the various fibres handle when dry how they handle when wet how long it…

Dyeing up some fleece

I spun up some Fleece Artist mohair and merino recently as a gift for a friend and, as always, was as enchanted by the carded, blended fibres as by the finished product. Behold: The word “gossamer” always comes to mind in the face of such loveliness. Yesterday was occupied by my determination to make a…