Saturday, June 13, 2009

Carding and Dyeing Adventures!

So, about a month ago I got 3 whole fleeces from a friend's farm. I've washed them, and this past weekend I mixed up my acid dyes and dyed and carded a bunch!

Carding is SO SLOW. Well, it's not the carding itself, so much as the flicking to get the fiber ready for carding. I borrowed this carder, I need to start saving to buy one. I'm thinking a Schacht or a Duncan.

I hooked it to my BBQ so I could card outside hehe
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before and after
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Playing with Dye
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I did some in the crockpot, and some in aluminum caseroles.
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I love this color!
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There was pink, and blue, and rainbow as well! Fun, but time consuming.

And I'm currently spinning my big Rambouillet batt from MDSW
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J says it looks like drier lint, but I love it anyway!

We're Getting Married and Moving to Germany!

J got orders to Germany for AUGUST and I'm going with him! We'll be stationed at Weisbaden, near Frankfurt on the Rhine river. FOR THREE YEARS!

And we're getting married! Eee! Not quite the big family wedding we were originally planning for next year, but I think we found a happy medium. Oh yeah, and it's at the end of the month!

Sad things are that I had JUST signed up for Art Ed, then had to drop them. Guess it will be another few years before I'm an art teacher.
We have to sell/give away all our pets except Subi (Charlie is going to live with J's brother).
We have to leave MD, which we love, and all our friends, and be even further from our families.

BUT Europe! We'll get to go everywhere and see everything! Weekends in Prague! Honeymoon in Italy! Skiing in the Alps! And of course mountains, castles, beer and brats in Germany. We're very excited. Truth be told we were getting the travel bug again.

We just got bands for now, as we're on a budget, but it sparkles! Hard to get a picture of though!


I'll be updating my blog much more often after the move, with all my European adventures!