Fresh from the dye pot this week: Ash, Constellations (shibori resist dyed so you get little “stars” in your work), Winterberries II, and introducing Sister Skeins in Deadly Nightshade colorway. One skein is dipped an extra time in the kettle so the user can create subtle stripes of any size
My hubby and father-in-law have witnessed my obsessiveness this week. But it will pay dividends when I need to reproduce a color! (And it came in handy already for the Frosted Winterberries yarn I dyed yesterday.)
New in the shop: Frosted Winterberry Semi Solid on gray and Feathers and Sky 7 Color Gradient - on Classic Fox worsted.(Golly, I was so tempted to keep the winterberry - but I can dye it again later and I will only snitch a skein if I’ve finished a project.)
Understanding Colour: Variegateds, from Gentle to Wild - SpaceCadet Inc: Hand-dyed Yarns for Knitters and Crocheters More colorway verbage help from SpaceCadet. (And those colors…drool)
Understanding Colour: Solids vs Semi Solids vs Tonals - SpaceCadet Inc Great explanation by SpaceCadet.
Peachy, Pasque Flower in Snow, and Demin (this last one is a OOAK/experimental colorway) - all new in the shop. (worsted weight, 220 yards of 100% wool)
A sampling of what’s new in the ShyRedFox shop 11-13-2016 - new yarn (color ways: Flint Corn, Amber and Gradient Foxfire) and nalbinding needles (copper and spalted hackberry wood).
New in the shop - Constellations worsted yarn Light spots created with Shibori techniques will look like star formations in your work.
I did a gradient bulky test as prep for the November “A Spinner’s Study” Bulky challenge. It worked out in a way I liked, so here’s my notes if you’d like to try it too. This method involves plying from a center pull ball (because I hate yarn waste). How to spin a gradient yarn … Continue reading Gradient Bulky Yarn Spinning
Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2012 was a good year for you and that you made many wonderful projects!Spinning and needle making were the two projects that I did as the year came to a close.I finished the spinning for fractally spinning the scrumptious Frabjous Fibers Polwarth Top in the #250 … Continue reading Ending the Year with Fun: Spinning and Needle Making