I live in Invercargill, New Zealand and am married to Bill. I have 2 grown children and 3 grandsons.
I operate BJ's Colourways & Collectibles, a Fibrearts supply shop at home. I hand dye most of my products and will be sharing many of them with you.
I have knitting wools, handspun luxury wools which have merino or wool combined with silk, alpaca or mohair. Also are hand dyed sik fibres and yarns, many embroidery threads and fabrics.
I have been working with silk threads on this pattern by Catherine Howell. The threads are really easy to use and give a lovely effect. Follow my progress....
Here are some of the silk threads I have dyed. They are a 10 ply, meaning there are 10 strands of a fine (60/2) in each strand. I use one fine random dyed thread with a plain one to give dimension and interest to my flowers and leaves.
Some of the other silk threads... I have several weights - 8/2 (thickest), 10/2, 12/2, 20/2, 30/2, 60/2 (Finest) in allsorts of colours.