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Twirl Dye adventure

Posted on July 14 2015

20130602-220518.jpg Saturday we had a dye workshop at Twirl in Napa, CA. The most amazing views! 20130602-214154.jpg 20130602-214214.jpg 20130602-214240.jpg Some coffee and pastries 20130602-214555.jpg We all talked and some brought knitting (smarty pants! I wished I had some) and Mary gave us the skinny on her experience and how she came to live on the amazing (seriously! Amazing!) 2,000 acre ranch in Napa. Surrounded by all the wonderful animals she loves and names. 20130602-214833.jpg She shared her love of fiber and could barley hold back from just tossing the soft fiber on us (wishful thinking??) it was so soft and really white. 20130602-215011.jpg Then we "foraged" for dye.. And by we I mean I gabbed away and watched all the happy dyers cut, pick, and pluck, for the dye baths. 20130602-215132.jpg (Heading out in the mule to hunt) 20130602-215214.jpg A soon to be dye!! 20130602-215949.jpg We had four fiber choices to choose from. We could choose two from each table... I chose one of each fiber. 20130602-220106.jpg We all picked a little something to put our yarn in.. 20130602-220143.jpg Then we plopped our yarn in the "vats" which all varied in sizes and materials. Bowls, pots set on camping stoves, and a huge iron pot on a fire (hot people). While we waited for our yarn to have a relaxing tub of color we had a nice tour of a small part of Mary's home. 20130602-220823.jpg 20130602-221233.jpg 20130602-221239.jpg 20130602-221245.jpg 20130602-221307.jpg 20130602-221324.jpg So much to see and do and to be done out here. It's truly a hard working duo that keep this ranch running. The animals are loved and cared for and the garden is beautiful. It's a peaceful place to be and a great way to disconnect from the phone and enjoy your surroundings. I will share more but I'm leaving this as a "to be continued". I took photos of my yarn and will be collecting photos of other dye day ladies too. Can't wait to share! Happy knitting! xx Ash

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