Thursday, July 21, 2011
There's only one thing better than reducing stash and that's adding to it!
My order of Fox Fibers arrived today and there were a couple of extras in the box - a cotton boll of the natural brown fibre and some labels that I can use to attach to my weaving. Nice touch, Sally!
One of the features of this yarn is that the colours do not fade. They are not dyed but are naturally coloured. In fact the colours may deepen over time and exposure to alkalinity.
As soon as I've finished weaving full sized sample #2 I'll weave a sample using the darkest of the browns (I think she gets her shades by adding white fibres as the lighter colours look a bit tweedy), and then I'll run half of the sample through the washing machine a half dozen or so times and see if there is any discernible difference in the colours.
Two more yards and a bit to finish weaving with the dark blue. I'll see how tired I am after the next yard. It may have to wait until tomorrow.