There are some drawbacks to approaching work from a playful perspective when you’re multi-tasking. In dyeing, largely it’s the spontaneous, non-repeatable colorways that result from a sprinkle of this and a dash of that. Despite my best attempt at noting application technique, quantity, and time I often cannot duplicate colorways.
Which leads me to my current large spinning project. The first batch of fiber I dyed up for the October Long on Color fiber club bled. It bled and bled and bled. I must have forgotten to add acid to that dye because the subsequent batches from new dye stock were totally fine. This left me with one 4oz test braid and four 4oz braids that were fine to spin but weren’t good enough for the club. Boo. But now I have 20oz of Polwarth in this lovely colorway! YAY!