For a while now, I have been wanting to dye my own wool. I have been investing in wee packets of Gaywool dyes from the Threshing Barn and plucking up the courage to get started. I am always so inspired by the colours I see around me and ache to be able to paint - but I can't. However, weaving comes the closest I can find to being able to paint with wool hence the Orkney scarf below, woven in my own wool plus yarn from Whistlebare in Northumberland.
Anyway, I think there was a morning when I should have been somewhere but it was cancelled, so I got started. Used a combination of pan and microwave to get the dyes truly set, and then hung my first batch out to dry.:
What's hidden away in here is a beautifully dyed lace-weight skein, which I have kept for myself. Will dye some more lace-weight though.