This past fall I was given a bag of walnuts from a tree that was felled in Brantford. I used some & left others soak for a few months. They froze into a solid mass in a 5 gallon pail on my deck. When my hubby decided to get rid of them I decided it might be time to carry through with the project I began those many weeks ago.
I have Clun Forest roving that is very white that would suit the mittens I would like to make as a thank you gift for the walnuts received for the last couple of years to the lady that had the tree.
I have a young walnut tree on the property that only this past season has yielded any walnuts. I was very pleased to have gathered 8 this past fall.
Here it is in pictures.
|White Clun Forest roving from ' fibregarden.ca '.|
|Roving added to dyepot in netting for easy handling.|
|Starting to take the colour. Temperature being raised to 180F then turned off to soak.|
|Time to remove the wool.|
|Draining in sink; ready for rinsing.|
|Rinsed, spun, ready to hang for drying.|