I seem to be mastering the art of quick spinning of second cut angora. This inconsistent form of spinning uses all the matted and webbed pieces most would throw away. I often ply with cotton/poly crochet thread but you have to know what direction you are headed in for dyeing as the non animal fiber thread will not take the dyes I so often use. Most of the time out of convenience I use Kool-Aid as it is non toxic or other food grade dyes. With this particular hank of yarn I plied it with very fine spun angora that I had left over and since I don't plan on doing any lace weight yarn in the near future (probably ever! Too tedious) I used what I had on hand. The nice thing about that is I could get creative with what color I was going to dye the yarn without worrying what color the commercial thread was. I found a great site on the internet that gives you color recipes which takes the guess work out of mystery concoctions. I LOVE this site,
So... 5 packages of pink lemonade + 2 packages of berry blue gets you this,
I loved the hints of purple in the dye bath.
After drying it was less intense but still very pretty.