Wednesday, 30 November 2011

More stuff in pretty colours....

I had another trawl through the bags of fibre again today.  This time I found the merino/silk and black/shetland silk, and not so much green!

Merino/silk in Gold
Black shetland/silk in Gothick - I have two of these.  I love how the dark shetland wool takes on the dye colour in such a rich and subtle way, but the ribboning silk running through it seems to shine even more brightly in contrast.
 This is shetland/silk in Lancelot - turquoise, royal blue and purple.
 Lazuli - probably the most straightforward of my blues, but lots of shades in there if you look.

 This is Triton - much more turquoise than the others.
Shetland/silk in Lorien - slightly more yellowier than Gold, and hints of green in there too.

Merino/silk again, this time in Remnants - dusty pinks and faded blues.
 And finally Flora on merino/silk.  This is one of my most popular colours - dusty rose, clear blue, acid olive green, with all sorts of colours stretching between them as it's spun out.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Etsy update and new dyeing

Finally managed to update the Etsy shop at long last. I suddenly find myself in need of funds (Christmas is coming, after all) and I've just sent off a few orders of specific colours and fibres.  As it's not worth firing up the oven for dyeing unless I'm going to fill it, these are what was left after the packages left the building.  There does seem to be a preponderance of green here.

All of these are being offered at last year's prices or slightly cheaper, in the interests of selling!

Old Forest in oatmeal bfl and silk

 Corn on oatmeal bfl and silk
Dancing Birch, on the same fibre blend
 Dryad, on plain oatmeal bfl
 Dryad again, on bfl and silk
 Slightly different - very soft merino, dyed in Dryad long, where the colour changes along the length of the top
 Firebird on plain bfl