Saturday, January 19, 2008

Feeling Red and a few other colors too.

Ah-ha! I have updated the lil' store. I thought that I would walk you through some of our new products. For those of you who love natural dyes, and are trying to learn how to do some of this yourself, I am going to categorize this by the most dominant dye used.

Madder


"Fireside"
50% Baby Camel/ 50 % Silk Tussah
Soft!


"The Finishing Touch"
50% Cashmere, 50% Silk
Very soft!


"Tangerine Dreams"
50% Silk, 50% Merino

In order to get the blend of reds, yellows, and oranges, I blended fustic and madder.


Black Blue-faced Leicester dyed with madder.
This is hands down one of my favorite fibers and one that I like to suggest to newer spinners. It has a wonderfully long staple length and is so soft. I love the rich brown color natural to the black blue-faced leicester sheep, and thought I would spice it up a bit by overdyeing it with madder.


Cochineal


"Cheri"
100% Blue-faced Leicester
Cheri main color is a subtle, yet rich coral color with little specks of grey. I created the coral color by combining quebracho yellow, wattle, and cochineal. The grey flecks were made using logwood grey.


"Polished"
100% Blue-faced Leicester
A brighter, cooler pink than Cheri. Pink is the dominant color, with flecks of purple.


100% Black Blue-faced Leicester overdyed with cochineal.

Logwood Grey

"Reyes"
100% Blue-faced Leicester
This is named after one of my favorite places, Point Reyes, a point which looks onto the Pacific Ocean about 45 minutes from my house. No matter what time of year it is, Point Reyes usually has a foggy cliff, that you can sit on and look out at the ocean. This fiber has the dark greyness of the ocean, the light greyness of the sky, and the light creamy brown color of the sand.

indigo

"The Sea Inside"
100% Blue-faced Leicester
*Ding* Contest time! Each person who can give me the name of the leading actor in The Sea Inside will be entered into a drawing. You have until 8pm pst to enter your best guess.

I will draw one name on Tuesday, January 22nd at 8:30pm. The winner will receive 2 oz of "The Sea Inside". Free.

I will give you a hint, he might have been in a movie recently where he wore a lot of black.

Well, this is where the tour ends for now. There is always more to come. Always.

1 comment:

aija said...

They are all so beautiful! I can't wait to see all of the fibers @ Stitches :)