Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Have you ever wondered...

How big a box is required to hold 40 lbs of fiber?

Well now you know. :P Cat and 1qt/1L Nalgene bottle included for scale.

I have not taken a photo of all the luscious fiber inside the box, mostly because it is just plain shameful. Most of the fiber is colored solids, so I can play with blending color - see the drum carder on the counter? It's out of its box...and just waiting to be loaded...

There is, of course, a bunch of solid white/ecru in there, so I can start with the hand painting...of course, this means at some point, I'm going to have to make a dye purchase. I'm hearing good things about Lanaset Dyes...and I'm a little familiar with Dharma Trading Co...but of course, I'd love to hear about other dyes. I'm ready to expand from Koolaid!

3 comments:

eva said...

What I would give to have a drum carder!

Maryellen said...

Greetings:

I'm jealous of that pretty cat and all your fiber. As to dye I love country Classics. It's so easy to use because you don't have to add any other chemicals just the dye. Well, I add some vingar to reds. I've also used cushing but gave them up totally when I found country classics. If your planning on doing a huge amount of dyeing as in a store It could get expensive. You may be better using lanoset dyes. Check out Pro Chem in Mass. As they like Dharma have a great selection and great tech support.

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Woah that's some big box! I love the kitty on top for size reference!