I’ve just finished the second sock to this sock test pattern knit. Another beautiful pattern from Dana Gervais . This one is called River Song and requires quite a bit of cable twisting to recreate this beautiful pattern.

The yarn I used is Sweet Georgia BFL Sock in this lovely shade of aqua which I thought was quite appropriate for the name of the pattern 🙂

I have rather enjoyed these pattern test knits, especially those that only require you to complete one sock. The only problem is I have all these ‘single ladies’ that I need to finish to make a pair 🙂

I recently bought a bid bag of lovely English Leicester locks and after separating and washing the locks I dyed them using a mix of powered acids dyes in various shades of blue and a hint of purple. Thinking of trying to spin this into embroidery thread… something I have never done before,  so should be fun 🙂

I went a bit overboard with the dyeing, so I’ve listed some of the locks in my etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/196406459/dyed-english-leicester-curly-locks?

The 26th of January is Australia Day, and so in celebration…after an early morning run and jump off the wharf…I decided to have a go at using some of the Ashford powder dyes and food colourings.

I’ve just finished the second sock to this sock test pattern knit. Another beautiful pattern from Dana Gervais . This one is called River Song and requires quite a bit of cable twisting to recreate this beautiful pattern.

The yarn I used is Sweet Georgia BFL Sock in this lovely shade of aqua which I thought was quite appropriate for the name of the pattern 🙂

I have rather enjoyed these pattern test knits, especially those that only require you to complete one sock. The only problem is I have all these ‘single ladies’ that I need to finish to make a pair 🙂

I’ve just finished the second sock to this sock test pattern knit. Another beautiful pattern from Dana Gervais . This one is called River Song and requires quite a bit of cable twisting to recreate this beautiful pattern.

The yarn I used is Sweet Georgia BFL Sock in this lovely shade of aqua which I thought was quite appropriate for the name of the pattern 🙂

I have rather enjoyed these pattern test knits, especially those that only require you to complete one sock. The only problem is I have all these ‘single ladies’ that I need to finish to make a pair 🙂

I recently bought a bid bag of lovely English Leicester locks and after separating and washing the locks I dyed them using a mix of powered acids dyes in various shades of blue and a hint of purple. Thinking of trying to spin this into embroidery thread… something I have never done before,  so should be fun 🙂

I went a bit overboard with the dyeing, so I’ve listed some of the locks in my etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/196406459/dyed-english-leicester-curly-locks?

The 26th of January is Australia Day, and so in celebration…after an early morning run and jump off the wharf…I decided to have a go at using some of the Ashford powder dyes and food colourings.

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Spinning – Dyeing For Colour


Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing.

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