I keep having fun dyeing milk fiber. And is because it takes the dyes so beautiful, the fiber is so silky and yummy!Don’t forget if you would like to see a specific listing in my shop, just click at the picture to get redirected.
Daylily. 100% Milk Protein Fiber
I Love Paris.Sold. Another pretty colorway and the blend is Mohair 63%, Nylon 12% and Merino 25%
Dawn and Dusk. Really nice rustic colorway. 100% Merino (overdyed)
Plum Caramel. Sold.100% Alpaca (overdyed)
Cameo. 100% Milk Protein Fiber.
This month the theme for the Phat Fiber Box is “For the Love of Books”. It gave me lots of ideas to work with. Too many. Finally I decided to pay a little tribute to Beatrix Potter, famous for her children books with beautiful illustrations. How many of us have read about Peter Rabbit or Mr. Jeremy Fisher?
The milk fiber that I just got fit perfectly for the theme.
I’m sending also as part of my samples a blend of Kid Mohair, Nylon and Merino Wool. This blend has a nice sheen and it is really soft and silky. I had a hard time keeping myself from spinning this fiber.
I just hope my samples get to the Phat Fiber headquarters on time for the video. If you want to be notified about when the box goes on sale, sign up here.
Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Finally! It took me a while to get into the dyeing motto. I got new fibers listed in my shop. You can click at the picture to go to my shop:
Tidal. Sold. Wonderful blend of 60% Merino and 40% Bamboo
Patina. Sold.100 % Blue Face Leicester. I love how soft and fluffy this fibers is. I’m never disappointing at this fiber (one braid left).
Flowers on the snow. Sold. 100 % Superwash Merino Lambswool. This fiber is very soft and drafts like a dream.
I can’t wait to list my new milk fiber. I’ve been learning to dye it and it was a little challenging at the beginning. Now I know what means when the fiber gets “crunchy”. That’s how my first batch came out! When I took it out of the dye pot, I knew immediately that the temperature was too high. The subsequent batches came out really nice. Soft and silky.
There is also a great blend of Merino-Mohair-Nylon in the drying rack that I’m very excited about it. I was able to dye a pound of this fiber a couple days ago. The colors a very “springy” and cheerful. Now I have to go back to my dye pots. Have a great day!!!
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx