Finally got a hold of Frank and Felix today, and managed to get their haircuts finished up (Yay!)
Frank wasn’t thrilled to be the subject of my fussing, but was a good boy once I got the halter on him
Felix was another story. He resisted right to the end.
So no pictures on that one.
Man am I pooped.
But they both look fairly respectable now, so I’m calling it good.
In other wool news, I did a little bit of dyeing this weekend!
Trying out Abundant Earth Wool Tinctures
Each packet dyes 7 oz of wool
Since I was dyeing fleece rather than yarn, I decided to go with my big pot, just so that the fleece would be able to move freely in the bath (yes, that is Gus commandeering my chair 🙂 )
Here are the Blood Orange “teabags” dissolving in the pot
And the fleece fresh out of the bath
Fleece in the pot taking up Deep Water in batch #2.
The colors are fabulous. I had a little issue with the Deep Water breaking into bright blue and hunter green- and I’m not sure what I might have done to cause that. Perhaps I screwed up the addition of the citric acid. But once dried and carded together, it all came togehter nicely- here is a sample skein