Treefall

Treefall in the dyepot

Treefall in the dyepot

The latest yarn is off the wheel and I’ve decided it looks like the season upon us.  Treefall started as a mixed breed wool combed top dyed.  I’m going to have a big project with lots of browns, so I started experimenting to see what kind of browns I could get.

Bright yellow and pinks laid the foundations, then greens were added to muddy the color.  The wet roving looked like I was going to get some really dark brown, but once it dried the color was lighter and warmer.  The fun surprise was that in places the brown color broke and I had some greens peek through!

Treefall finished roving

Treefall finished roving

I spun the yarn into a single and then loaded it onto a ball winder.

Treefall single loaded on a ball winder

Treefall single loaded on a ball winder

The colors looked very warm and crisp on the ball.  After I plied them into a 2-ply, the skein had a more heathered-effect.  Lovely!

Skein of homespun and hand-dyed wool

Skein of homespun and hand-dyed wool