Mom and I have tried to dye several times in the past without phenomenal success. All we would get was slightly funny colors and coarse fiber. But, because dyeing is really neat, we decided to try again, and this time they came out really nice!
Here is my Angora bunny fiber.And this is the raw fiber of one of the fleeces mom used. Both of the fleeces that she used where blue-faced crosses.This is the very soft combed fiber of each of the fleeces. The one on the right is the same as above and will be periwinkle, the one on the left will be aztec gold.The Angora cooking in periwinkle.Mom’s fleece.Here are both of them finished and dried.And now this is the second batch. Aztec gold.The periwinkle we are planning on blending with some of Jemima’s wool, a black fleece with some graying.Starting in the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise is the aztec gold by itself, the periwinkle by itself, the black mixed with the blue, the black by itself, or the black mixed with the gold. And in the center is the blue and gold mixed together.