local big heathsheep, spindle spun.

This is the second half of the indigo dyed wool from this post. The first half was used for a felt wallhanging.

It was quite a journey from growing the japanese indigo plants from the seed, harvesting and extracting the pigment from them. Washing the raw wool from the fleece. Making a sustainable 1,2,3 indigovat, then dyeing. Picking, carding, spinning. I choose to spin it on a spindle so I could easily take it with me going places. Finally plying and washing.

I had a purpose for the spun wool, but now it seems almost too precious to actually use it!

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