Amy's Mustard Spinning or Felting Fibre
:: 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.
You know the spicy-sweet taste of a gourmet mustard on a perfectly-constructed sandwich? That's what I wanted to capture in this addition to the Fire Element in the Elements Collection. Its saturated mustard yellow is achieved by creating layers of yellow tones with browns and even greys.
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 a bit more variation in saturation.
- Superwash treated merino blended with silk shimmers, refracting the light fabulously. Because of the superwash treatment, you'll notice spots of deeper saturation that nearly stray into brown in the merino.
- Superwash treated merino blended with tencel yields a deeply saturated mustard, punctuated with patches of pastel, 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