I’m actually ahead of the weekend for once and thought I’d share the latest dye session results. I have a couple new colorways that I’m excited about!! You can find these on the shoppe.
So, this summer/fall I was commissioned to re-create some colorways in wool based on a company logo or customer photo. I was so thrilled about the prospect to creating such pieces which was also accompanied by the occasional “GASP! Can I really do this?”. So I pondered on the images supplied to me, got my dyes out and went to work . . . and they came out lovely. (I’ll post these after I get permission from the logo/photo owners).
That got me thinking – maybe I should do a colorway for ALOHABLU! Then the pressure really started because I do LOVE my logo and love the person who designed it even more, my artist hubby. I wanted to make sure I did his artwork justice and for the first time since I started dyeing yarn for the shoppe, I actually created one skein for me.
This is ALOHABLU, in Falkland British Superwash Merino/Tencel fingering yarn:
based on my pineapple logo
This version is available on the shoppe, whilst the Merino/Bamboo version is mine.
Another new colorway is STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, after my childhood dolly who smelled like the dessert and had other fragrant friends with similar scents and names.
Since we’re getting close to the THANKSGIVING holiday, I created some in yarn and wool.
Here’s the yarn version in superwash BFL/nylon:
Another version of ROMAN CHURCH in superwash merino
PEACH BLUSH in merino/silk lace yarn
MORNING AT BILTMORE INN in merino/nylon/stellina
LAVENDER FIELDS in superwash BFL/nylon
HANALEI in self-striping superwash/merino yarn
A NUTTY SUGGESTION in superwash BFL/nylon yarn
WAIMANALO STORM in superwash merino lace
And VENETIAN THUNDERSTORM in merino/silk lace
Some recent handspun yarns . . .
This is FIREPIT – 64 ct merino wool that I hand-dyed, then blended on my hackle
GRINCH is hand-dyed and hand-spun Corriedale
KAANAPALI BEACH is hand-dyed and hand-spun merino/silk
and lastly, the wool rovings
AVALON is merino/bamboo/nylon
BLOOD ORANGES in superwash merino
LAVENDER FIELDS in merino/tencel
A blue-ish version of MORNING AT BILTMORE INN in merino/alpaca/silk
PEACH COBBLER in Colonial wool
and THANKGIVING in merino/tencel