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Yarn for Coverlet Exchange

Just in case you thought I’ve abandoned my fiber crafts for the index cards…here’s proof that work continues.

The hand spun for the coverlet exchange are ready for distribution. I’ll exchange them in the next few weeks for the other participants’ yarn. Once I’m done with the current project on the loom, I’ll start the warp for the coverlet.

Specs: 10 cones of 160 yards each. Black Blue Faced Leicester over dyed with teal spun to fingering weight singles. I still need to spin about 500 yards for my own squares, but the big push is over.


20120430-095353.jpgIt would seem that I’ve circled back to teal again.

I tend to cycle through a limited palette: teal, blue, purple and red. I was on teal for quite a long while. I made some short excursions into reds, purchased some purple, but no finished projects with those colors.

So what is the fiber for? It’s for a Friendship Coverlet Exchange. I dyed 1 pound of brown BFL yesterday. The second pound is cooling in the turkey roaster right now. It’s been a while since I dyed a full pound of fiber at once and there are definitely spots that will need to be re-dyed.

I wanted slight depth of shade variability in the roving so that, when spun, the yarn will have some gradations to keep it interesting. However, I have spots that just didn’t have any color on it. I changed my dye application method slightly for the second pound. Let’s see if I get better color saturation with this batch.

Next up, spin all two pounds of this teal BFL into fingering weight singles then skein them off into 250-300 yard skeins to give to the other participants.

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