Pilot Light Blue Spinning or Felting Fibre
Pilot Light is the newest addition to the Fire Element in the Elements Collection. Its undulating blue and purple is as enchanting as any natural gas pilot light.
:: 4 oz.
:: Milled worsted top
:: All fibre bases are delightful as spinning fibre
:: BFL and untreated merino are beautiful felting fibre. Superwash treatment is meant to prevent felting, so the merino/tencel and merino/silk blends are not a good fit for felting.
I've dyed several fibre bases with this colour recipe, with fascinating results.
- BFL allows the dye to swirl for longer in the water, yielding a smooth variation in colour and saturation.
- Untreated merino takes the dye more quickly than BFL, yielding spots of pastel and spots of more intense colour. The blues and purples are more distinct, as well.
- Superwash treated merino blended with silk takes up the blue quickly, leaving the pink to slowly deposit. This yields patches of blue interspersed with pastel pink and white.
- Superwash treated merino blended with tencel yields a uniform, deeply saturated wool, while the tencel rejects the dye completely, remaining a glistening white.
Each of these fibres is sourced from a Canadian mill, and dyed in my Edmonton home studio space. Find out more about my work by visiting falseholly.com