Dyeing and Drying

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On Sunday the Third Sunday Spinners gathered at our house and whipped up two dye pots using onion skins and alum in the one and thirty year old cochineal and alum in the other. Each of the three of us dyed one skein of yarn in each pot. But there seemed to be plenty of color left in each one. Sherri put some wool in the onion skin pot and got lots more lovely yellow color. I put eight ounces of Cormo roving in the cochineal pot and got some lovely pinkish lavender. Then I added eight more ounces of Cormo to the cochineal  and got a bluish lavender. The yarns have dried but we need some sunshine to dry out the Cormo roving so I can begin to turn that into a variegated lavender yarn! Starting to dream of the possibilities for the finished product!

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