Can you believe that I used the same colors to dye these two rovings? So, what was the difference? The one on the left was dyed using the "hot pour" method and the one on the right was dyed using the "cold pour" method. Here's a full length picture which shows off the colors a bit better:
Hot vs. Cold
In the hot pour method you put everything in a pot and simmer it. The colors tend to blend a lot more. In the cold pour method, you put dye on the wet wool and spray it down with vinegar. Then you wrap it up in plastic wrap and steam it! Very quick and easy. This is now my preferred method of dyeing.
And since I have been feeling a little down lately, I decided to make myself a new toy! Here is my distaff. And I found the directions to make it here. I used handspun bfl that was plied using the navajo-ply method. This yarn was also dyed by me! It worked really well when I was spinning last night, so I am really happy with it!