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October 5, 2009

Dyeing a Bump

I have a two pound bump of Corriedale roving. I bought the fleece with Terri Shea at Black Sheep in '06. We sent it out to be processed. It's been sitting in my closet for a few years waiting to be dyed before spinning. My older son is home sick today so I thought I might finally dye it.

I started to pull a bit off to see what I dealing with. I had a notion that I would be able to just layer it in my big dyepot. It's very loosely held together. I started to imagine it all drifting apart when I hits water. So how do I deal with it?

After a lot of online searching and consulting I decided to wind it off on to my niddy noddy into "skeins" and then tie them loosely with cotton. It's now a massive fluffy pile of wool waiting to be soaked and dyed.