Archive for June, 2010

June 29, 2010

Dyeing alpaca

I was asked to dye some beautiful alpaca for Vicky at Spring Farm for a felting project. Although she has all the natural colours at her disposal she wanted to add some colour to a picture so I dyed red, blue, green & yellow for her. I had to be quite gentle with the whole process to prevent it feltingĀ  but I’m please to say it didn’t. I have managed to keep the softness while bringing some colour to it, I must say the blue looks just like clouds! I used mostly Kemtex dyes except for the yellow for which I usedĀ an ICI dye from the 70’s.