Tue

17

Jun

2014

Meet Mr. Roy

I really like spinning gradients. Please meet the newest member of the gradient line of colorways here at Porpoise Fur: Mr. Roy

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Thu

24

Apr

2014

Night and Day

I have a protocol for dyeing fiber that is pretty well defined:

 

Step 1: decide on colorway

Step 2: pick a base fiber

Step 3: soak fiber

Step 4: apply color/acid/heat

Step 5: cool

Step 6: rinse and dry


All of those steps are pretty self-explanatory, right? But then there's Step 7.

 

Step 7: check fiber over and prep for packaging.

 

For most wool fibers, this step can be mostly visual - there's picking off bits of fiber that have gone awry in the dye process, a bit of fluffing, pulling off any matted ends. But for some fibers, the pre-packaging prep plays a much bigger role in the product that goes out the door.

 

Fibers, for example, like silk...

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Tue

01

Apr

2014

Happy Porpoise SAL

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