Tuesday 15 September 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 21 - Dyeing Fun!

Come and join the conversation on the Stitched Together Podcast & Patterns Ravelry Group board.

Stuff and Things

1 Year Pod-iversary prize was a skein of Wharfedale Woolworks BFL Lace in the Sea Jewels colourway.  There is 800m/875yds from 100g. The winner was post 28, Sikuna from Berlin in Germany.

Thank you for all the feedback provided in the thread, I will definitely try and film some spindling soon! There are a couple of videos that I recommend if you are interested in support spinning; Lori of Deerfield Creations filmed a good introduction and Lisa Chan filmed the video that finally made long draw spindling click for me.

A spin-a-long (SAL) started on 1st September, using a minimum of 100g or 3.5oz of fibre and spinning at least 100yds/91m. The SAL will finish on 30th September. All other details, including prizes are over on the FO Thread. Please do not chat in the FO Thread. You can use #STSAL2015 on social media and on your project page.

Done and Dusted

Nuvem by Martina Behm in Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the Cu colorway. I used the border element from Viajante also by Martina Behm. Thank you to alwysknit, aka Eleanor for suggesting that. The video tutorial I used to do garter stitch in the round was this one.
Into The Whirled 85% Polwarth/25% Silk in the Captain Tightpants colourway. Spun as a worsted 2-ply to produce a barber poled yarn. I got 356m from 118g at a fingering/4ply weight yarn.
Superwash Merino Fibre from World of Wool - 135g dyed using Wilton 8 Colour Icing Set 226 g and white vinegar.
Chester Wool Company Platinum HT Sock (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon) - 435m/100g. Dyed using the same colours as the fibre. Bluefaced.net is the retail arm of the undyed yarn selling company.

Nose to the Grindstone

September SAL - Hilltop Cloud 70% BFL/15% Cashmere/15% Silk, 100g in natural and 100g in Autumn colours. Spun on my Spanish Peacock bead whorl spindles.
Toddler Blanket using Rico Designs Baby Classic DK in the Powder (038), Mauve (041), Dusky Pink (40), Anthracite (32) and Purple (16) colourways. Done using Treble(UK)/Double Crochet(US).
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart using Black Bunny Fibers Merino Silk Sock (70% Merino/30% Silk) in the Peek-A-Boo colourway.

Crafting Library/Quest For Knowledge

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques (UK Link/US Link) by Gail Callahan, The Kangeroo Dyer. I also have the Color Grid, which I got from Hilltop Cloud. I found out about these from an interview that Laura of Gynx Yarns from The Dyer's Notebook Podcast did with Gail.

Playlist of videos I used when I was first looking at dyeing yarn.

Splashed Out

Sara's Texture Crafts Romney fibre (500g) and Shetland fibre (200g). Sara has a 50% discount (applied at checkout automatically) on her "Fresh From The Farm Tops" at the moment.
Babylonglegs Merino D'Arles fibre (200g). You can get the undyed natural fibre from John Arbon. Sarah has a discount on at the moment Add spin4yourlife to the discount box at checkout for a 15% off all Spinning Fibres.

Online Community

I've been watching some broadcasts on the Periscope app. I'm not sure if I'll ever record on there, but my user name is the same as for Twitter, stitchedtog.


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