And baby makes three. Oh no, not me! It's for my nephew and niece in law who are expecting a son, their first baby, in April. I am so excited to become a great aunt for the first time too and super excited for my brother and sister-in-law to become first time grandparents.
For this project, I first dyed super fine merino wool roving and various types of silks, mainly 3 mm silk gauze and 5 mm silk habatoi with Dharma acid dyes. I soaked the silk in the sink with a cup or so of white vinegar and enough water to cover. I did not soak the roving since I did not want it to felt. I added the vinegar to the wool roving later.
I was careful not to agitate the wool roving when placing it in the jar with the dye liquid since I did not want to agitate it and felt it. I used a chop stick to push it down into the dye liquid. For specifics on dyeing the silk and wool roving with acid dyes, click here.
|Large steam pot used for the Ball jars
|Jars are steamed
|Dyed wool roving and silks
|Baby blanket in process
|Finished baby blanket, hat and booties. Leather thongs used as accents.