Dyed we did
We actually made not too big of a mess.
Our fingernails are still black.
The Holy object.
No way we would have made it through dyeing 2 lbs of fiber & a carding session without this little $5 at a garage sale beauty.
Fiber. Dyeing is exhausting. Whatever you pay for dyed fiber is a deal. We made a bunch of rookie mistakes:
burning the crap out of ourselves on pot lids & steam
using waay too many colors at once - one of mine had 7-8 to start & came out , Surprise!, muddy
felting roving due to rinsing in haste, yes - it was me! Carla saved hers by carding it again. Did I mention the woman is a genius?
Fiber basking on bamboo floor.
So you pros out there, we bow down to you.
How do you rinse your dyed fiber? I'm envisioning the thing I called a Bather - sort of like a photography print washer (think long, shallow, stainless sink with contantly running water).
How the hell is your roving still fluffy after dyeing? Do you re-card (re-rove?)
Tomorrow - who's your friend when things get rough? And carding.