Spinning Tuesdays: More Color Blending and GeekMom

I can’t stop blending dyed tops and rovings. I’m not getting anything else done. Most of the time I don’t even spin all of the fiber I want to blend, just enough to see what it does. But that is the nature of the process type of crafter that I am, I rarely finish, but I can sure  question, think, plan and do enough to feel satisfied.

My latest color blending question is what if you don’t have equal amounts of the colors you want to blend, or you just want to add a little something.

I was gifted some Southern Cross Fibre 8oz of Oasis and 4oz of Bush Walk. I love them together.

Oasis and Bush Walk from Southern Cross Fibre

Oasis has the deep teal, orange and caramel colors. Bush Walk has dark pink, lavender, a lighter caramel and a dusty leaf green – that’s not in the photo.

I wanted longer color runs in this so I divided the 8oz of Oasis into 4 vertically stripped parts and divided the 4oz of Bush Walk into 4 parts to match.

When I spun I held a 2oz strip of Oasis together with at 1 oz strip of Bush Walk, and yes, I fluffed them together first.

Here’s what I got:

Oasis and Bush Walk blended swatch

The color runs are long. This is a 4″x4″ swatch and I haven’t come to the oranges and pinks/purples that are hiding in there. It’s telling me it wants to be a shawl, so hurry up and spin the rest.


 GeekMom Spins

My husband reads the GeekDad blog daily on Wired. He sent us all this story about GeekMom and her first foray into washing fleece.

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5 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: More Color Blending and GeekMom

  1. Adrianne

    That looks beautiful! I love the colors; the yarn looks huggable – is that weird? – so I think a shawl is perfect.

  2. LauraSue

    Har! I love that GeekDad has “discovered” how awesome it is to get back to the basics of washing, carding, spinning wool. Sigh. We spinners are SO far ahead of him! But everyone in their own time. We will conquer them ALL eventually.

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