Almost every evening the sound of poppity, pop, pop, pop can be heard.....nope it's not popcorn but the punch needle. Some nights wool finds it's way into a bit of rug hooking but punch needle is such a fast way to make small projects.
I have a LOT of new pieces that still like the finishing touches and deciding what to make them into. Pillows, placed on boxes, pinkeeps, little notebooks, little mats......you see there is just so many choices.
During the day I also try to find time to wind ball of wool thread. Coming soon I will be offering a big variety of dyed threads....perfect for punching.
Today I finished up this new color.....now what to call it????
Here it is all wound up. Maybe it would make a nice snowman!
Now to answer a few questions....what do I use to dye my wool threads with? I have used kool~aid, cushing, and pro~chem. Lately I have been using pro~chem dyes. I use a big turkey roaster and just experiment. One helpful hint is write down what you did because if it turns out that you like it you just may want to duplicate it again!
What kind of yarn and thread do I dye? I use 4 ply wool yarn for my oxford rug punch and a fine wool thread for needle punch that is just a bit heavier than DMC embroidery floss.
How do I wind these lil' cakes of yarn? I have a swift and ball winder and boy does it work like a charm.
Will I be offering these types of hand~dyed yarns for sale? YES! I am working on dyeing, rolling, packaging, and logging it all into a website that I plan to open SOON.
Well back to the sound of poppity~pop~pop~pop!