All posts tagged: merino

Solar-dyed roving – a good use for summer sun

Solar dyed roving

As the temperature hit 36 degrees, I decided it was time to put all that hot air to good use and set up my big black dye pot for a bit of experimental solar dyeing. I took a few 100 grams of tussah silk-merino roving from Das Wollschaf, which is just gorgeous, and put it to work with procion and acid dyes. I was inspired by …

Looking back – the first hand-spun sweater

Handspun merino

This spring’s mega spinning project? 600 g of super-soft grey merino from Das Wollschaf … enough for my first hand-spun sweater … I hope. I still can’t work out if I’m spinning woolen or worsted, but at least I know it’s Navajo plied! It’s already turning into Looking Back – a back-to-front sweater/cardigan that the Engineer can’t get his head round (‘So, how does it …