Friday, April 9, 2010

Bunny Yarn!!!

So I got the itch after plucking some Angora bunnies to do some dyeing. I like to use ketchup and mustard bottles I have gotten from the local dollar store. (They come two for a dollar). That way I can better control where I place my color. I just mix my stock solutions and they keep in there for whenever I am ready for dyeing.

This is the fiber from one of my male bunnies, one I call Hunny Bunny. I call him that because he is a warm, honey color. Here the fiber is pre-soaking (in about an inch of water with a drop of Eucalan) before adding the dye.Here is the same fiber with the colors added. I used Jacquard Acid Dyes in teal, turquoise, sky blue and pink.

This is the fiber after having simmered gently in the dyepot for over an hour.

I had to let the fiber sit for a couple of days because I had a deadline to meet for a crochet project. I was itching to spin it to see how it would turn out, so I took it to the open work night last night at my LYS along with my spinning wheel. This is the finished product. Actually I still have to wash this to set the twist, but I was so excited, I had to share it! Now I have to figure out what it wants to be...any ideas?


Perry said...

Gosh, that's beautiful, and looks like it'll feel like bunny!

Crochet Renee' said...

It does! It is sooooooooooo sooooofffffffffttttttttttttt!!!!!!! I love it! Spinning it was like spinning a super soft colorful cloud! Yum!

Mrs. Mommie Strain said...

oh i would LOVE to get my hands on some of that to crochet something was SO soft Thursday night.. it spun beautifully.. cant wait to see what you create with it.. said...

That yarn is so loovvely!