Superwash
is very
fun to dye.
It can take
much rougher
handling
than can
normal fiber
and still comes
out beautiful
and ready
to spin.
We have learned that Superwash fiber
takes many dyes beautifully.  I have used
Jacquard Dyes and it worked fine for me.  I
have also used RIT and it took all the dye
leaving a nearly clear water.  I often soak
my roving in a fairly strong hot vinegar
bath before dropping the fiber into the
dyepot, this gives a variegated dye job.  I
would also use this method for wetting the
fiber before painting it with the dye.
Premordanting before using the Natural
Dyes is a plus in my opinion.  I like to use
all the mordants for a wider range of colors
from one dyepot.  It also seems to
strengthen the grip on the colors from the
dyepot.
Carol Lee
is ready to make a
skein of
Saffron Superwash
in preparation to drop it
into a dyebath, making
her
Specially Dyed
Superwash
Roving.
Saffron Yellow
REDS
We also offer
#1 White Superwash.
$16.60 per pound
It is a glistening
white
fiber ready to
spin or to dye into
glorious glowing
colors.
Very easy to handle,
no felting.....
Cotton Candy Pink                      Raspberry
         Amethyst                  Lovely Lavender
Sky Blue                                   Plum Gray
Sapphire Blue                         Warm Blue
BROWN SHEEP
SUPERWASH
#1 Superwash top fiber
$21.50 per pound
We have purchased several hundred pounds of
this wonderful spinning and dyeing fiber.
We also now carry both Black and White
Superwash!!!
Scroll to the bottom of this page to find some
Superwash Bulky and Worsted Yarns.
Soft Yellow
Emerald Green                      Soft Green        
This fiber is fun to
work with.  The
colors are brilliant
and the fiber and
resulting yarns
are machine
washable.
Specially Dyed
Superwash or wool Roving
.
BABY BLUE
Black