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Friday, 4 November 2016

A Flecked Yarn

I am always trying out new ideas and this is the latest.  I have been asked to produce a 'flecked' yarn and after a few different ideas this is the best I can do.  This is natural black Zwartbles wool and the coloured batts are hand dyed silk noil.  I dyed the silk in a steamer a bright turquoise and pale brown.  It is difficult to get the dye to saturate the silk because the silk is like a blop of papier mache.   When it was dry I then carded it several times to separate the fibres. 
Then carded it into the Zwartbles fibre to make this yarn.
Hopefully I will improve it with practice.  

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