Monday, January 12, 2009

Silver Merino Wool

I just listed this beautiful Silver Merino at Wind Rose. It represents a change of heart for me. I never thought I would dye wool silver because there are breeds of sheep that are naturally shades of gray and silver. I thought, "Why dye what already exists?"

Yesterday I found myself with the opportunity to dye a few ounces and I just sort of spontaneously picked silver. I dyed silver Firestar last week and it was so pretty. It made me wonder how the merino would take the dye.

I have to admit that the outcome has changed my mind about dyeing in silver. I really like how soft, light and almost ethereal this fiber turned out. Also, I haven't even begun to explore blending silver with other colors. It just make me say, "Hmmm....."

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