I bought some undyed roving from etsy so that I could dye it myself. Should I spin it first, or dye it first?
I would dye it first so I could see the beautiful color work up into beautiful yarn:teehee: That and I think personally its easier to dye roving than yarn:wink:
Either is fine.
Depending on what type of roving it is, it may felt a little if you dye the roving making it harder to draft.
Are you dyeing a solid color or multi-colored?
If multi-colored, do you want specific spacing on the final yarn? If so, dyeing the yarn might be better.
I dye both ways and do not have a true preference - it all depends on what I plan on doing with the final yarn.
It looks, from your site, that you’re quite a professional. Did you make that spindle yourself? Is it hard to spin yarn?
i’d like to try it sometime.
I saw a little hand spindle yesterday, looked like a tinkertoy. My brother, who lives in Wisconsin, told me about a kind of Renaissance Fair he and his wife went to,and he saw spinners there. Hand and wheel. Wheels are too expensive for me, though.
Hardly a professional, but Thank You!
My husband Paul has made a lot of my smaller equipment, including a number of spindles:
and a warping board: