L-R Stone Fruit, Nectarine Lime, and Peach-Black Plum-Ginger Jams
This is it. Jam Week. Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, and Blackberries are finding their way to the jam pot. Some are infused with ginger. Some with lime. Some with both. Oh, this house smells good!
A rose tweed Gulf Coast Native 2-ply named after my granny.
Day 6 TDF
Day 6: The day I learned that my cats really are the bosses around here. Daisy, literally, hangs on the wheel when it isn’t spinning. Maggie lays on my foot on the treadle when I am or am not spinning. Millie has a thing for the lazy kate. Daisy is going crosseyed (ok, she IS part Siamese) watching the wheel turn – for hours on end – head nodding as she is fixed on one spot. Ahhh, boy oh boy.
The good news, is that I am out of acid dyed fiber. Now…I have only locks I’ve dyed with flowers. And I like that SO MUCH MORE! I appreciate all you lovely spinners who are fascinated with color…and I leave all of those dyes to you. I’ve done so much dyeing in the past that my skin is very sensitive to dyes. Carding and spinning take me up close and personal…to the point of swollen fingers which I do not need. So, it’s off to the coreopsis, marigold, fennel, and avocado bins! See ya later, bye! *wave wave*
Natural Dyes and Gulf Coast Native Lambswool
Not much to say. This is a few ounces of lambswool dyed with coreopsis (the most orangey balls), marigold (the “med yellow” balls), and dog fennel (the pale yellow ball). I pulled the roving from small batts.