I finally got some down time and worked on spinning and dyeing some samples from Rainbows End Farm. Previously, I posted a Breed Study on Icelandic Sheep fiber. This is a continuation of that.
First up, we have a sample of white yarn. Spun, dyed, and knitted by me. As you can see, the colours came through bright and clear. Dyed with Jaquard acid dye.
Next up, we have a sample of over dyed yarn. The original colour is brown. I over-dyed it with Jaquard acid dye in yellow, to create a golden colour.
Below is a sample of yarn spun from the Rainbows End Farm's brown and white roving, in lopi style. I thought the natural texture and colour are extraordinary so I did not dye it at all.
Last but not least, this is a sample spun from the farm's gray and white roving, dyed with Jaquard Acid dye. This patch is knitted with the linen stitch, so it is slightly thicker and stiffer than the stockinette stitch I used in the previous samples.
If you'd like to try your own hand at spinning or working with icelandic sheep fiber/yarn, and to learn more about organic farming, visit the Rainbows End Farm website!