Monday, September 12, 2011

Strut Your Mutt Sept. 18, 11 am

This Sunday, Sept 18, starting around 11am, is Strut Your Mutt charity event and dog walk at Whittier Park (near the Civic Center at 2 Park Drive in Great Falls, MT). There is quite a bit of foot traffic there for our demonstration.

Last year, in the rain, Lisa and I spun up Bouvier (dog)/Shetland yarn. Carole knitted the yarn into a cute dog sweater for the auction. This year’s weather forecast is for sunshine. I’ve staked out some turf under the trees.

I hope to see you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Over-Dyeing Fiber

The yarn or fiber comes out of the dye pot and just didn't turn out. Rather than throw the fiber away, there are solutions.

The dye company Cushing & Co. has a webpage article by by Joan Moshimer that details the colors changes for over-dyeing. I've used this site many times - my dyeing practices aren't perfected, yet.

Cushing & Co. OVER-DYEING for Beautiful Hooked Rugs