Dyeing. It brings joy to my heart. I’m fascinated by the changes that take place when a few chemicals are combined with a handful of wool or silk while I work my magic and something entirely different in appearance emerges from the dye pot.
I then take the transformed fiber to my spinning wheel and more magic takes place. How a handful of wool can become yarn to knit into a hat or scarf or, even more exciting, a pair of socks is still magic to me even as I sit at the wheel, steadily treadling, and watch it happen.