Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lollipop Hand Painted Roving

Here's a couple ounces of hand painted Blue Faced Leicester. I just made this yesterday afternoon. It's along the lines of what I may start to offer next year in my shop. I do think I went a little wacky on the colors with this batch. I don't know what gets into me sometimes!

So I named this fiber Lollipop because it kind of reminds me of candy. I think I'm going to spin at least a couple ounces of it up in a thick and thin. I dyed 4oz so if anyone sees this post and really loves it, I'd be happy to make a listing at Wind Rose for the other two. I'm planning on selling my painted roving at $4 per oz for BFL and Merino.

Now I just have to design a few colorways that are less wacky. That should be fun though; play time in the dye kitchen!

Oh, One more thing. If I have any felters reading this post, I need your opinion. I was wondering if you would like a variegated roving like this one only in a variety of skin and earth tones. It would mean buying 4oz of roving all in one piece with probably five different useful colors. What do you think?


Moosjeploosje said...

Would be very nice. Although I prefer merino for wetfelting. I Rainbow dye most of the rovings myself others I buy.

FiberArtisttoo said...

many of my customers have been asking for more earthy colors, I am a bright color person myself. I haven't tried rainbow dyeing myself. Will have to give it a try someday.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the feedback. In my shop I sell roving by the ounce, but quite often I'll have a felter come a buy a handful of earth tones. I was just thinking an all in one roving could be cool.

Heather Woollove said...

I think the skin/earth tone roving would be wonderful. You should probably tag it with 'Waldorf', too, since a lot of Waldorf parents and educators make dolls of various colors and ethnicities and often need little bits of those colors for hair and skin.
BTW: Your products are always lovely and innovative!