During my visit to Fibre East in the middle of July I pick up some natural sheep fleece from local Shetland sheep from the Bedfordshire Wool Company.
About to have a mammouth modardanting session to prepare both yarn and Knitted lengths for the dye bath so will add the fleece at the same time. A few years ago I dyed on grey carded wool with Acid Dyes, which produced a lovely suble colour change so it will be interesting to see the effect of natural dyes on this mixed colour fleece. Not sure what colours I am going to use yet – will have to draw inspiration from my next lot of Harris Tweed.
Once dyed I will be ready to make a new batch of handbags and scarves in time for my exhibitions during the Bedfordshire Artists’ Network Art Trail in September.