Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Cotton is quite soft and has brown specks throughout the yarn which is not a quality problem, it just shows the husks and seeds of the cotton which are not bleached in organic cottons. The specks are not really noticable in the knitted garment! THe Organic Cotton will be my regular Worsted cotton as I prefer it to the 10 Ply Worsted Cotton which I have usually which is Peaches and Cream! I can source it from my LYS (Local Yarn Store) which will also stock my gradients in Organic Cotton and 4 PLy Kiama (Silk/Merino)! :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
They seem to turn out a bit semi solid, cotton dyeing is really a tricky business and especially the gradients seem to have a life by itself.
I'll have to dye some more over the next week...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Kudos to my grea customers that I am a happy indie dyer at the moment...colours always around me...wouldn't have thought that colours would be once so important for me..nothing worse than a grey day...
Monday, November 15, 2010
I really love this yummy worsted cotton/bamboo yarn.....
When I showed a friend this picture of my new colourway which was a custom for my best and lovely customer who wanted lots of pink in a colourway she suggested unicorn. I was thinking immediately of "The last unicorn" and looked for images but only saw blue ones. Then I goggled pink unicorn images and I found a clipart of one which looked fairly similar to that colourway so it gots its name...easy ;)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I wanted to test my new Worsted Kona Superwash how it takes the dyes and also wanted to give my favourite dyes Greener Shades a good work out.
These colours pick you up an a grey day , they are so vibrant and you just need use such a tiny amount for each colour.I am planning to use them more and more..as they are better for the environmet and for the dyer as they use almost no heavy metals in their dyes except the turqoiuse...
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Happy Rainbows gradient will be stocked at American Yarns in Brisbane.Ohhh I was reallyl nervous when I went on Friday to talk business but it really went well... the lovely Gabrielle will be stocking them on my yummy scrummy 4 Ply Silk/Merino and if the cotton dyeing god will because cotton gradient are really tricky....on the new Worsted Organic Cotton
On my search I found this beautiful mosaic scarf pattern from
and I knew exactly that I wanted to knit it up with my tiny 50 gm ball of gradient..
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Last week I was asked by a LYS (Local Yarn Store) if she could stock my gradients in her store to sell.
I am thrilled by this opportunity to maybe get some more fame lol and maybe a new customer base.
She asked especially about cotton ones so I did a quick test up on 8 Ply Cotton, It is a bit paler as I wanted it to be but still really pretty....
I will dye the cotton gradient on yummy Worsted Organic Cotton....can't wait ....
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I had another colourway in mind, but my dyes had something else in mind and created an earthy rainbow. colourway....my gradients develop their own dynamics and that is the fun of creating them.. sometimes you never know what you come up with..like this a new colourway was born :
Elements Fire Water Sky and Earth...;)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I really like dyeing with fibre reactive dyes it is sooo easy.. just let it sit in the sun and rinse it after a day or two....voila!
This one is 8 Ply BWMCotton, left is "Misty Berries" with matching blue trim and "Spirng Fling" with pink trim.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I have used 4 different brands of dyes and still mixed some colours myself.
I have certain colours which I love of different brands of dyes so I mix and match dye brands these days!
Yarn base is 10 PLy WOOlganic and the lime/teal colourway which I named" Boys will be boys" is 3 Ply 100pureWool.
I was inspired by a new t-shirt for my and I knew it had to be a new colourway...it was just screaming at me.....
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This yarn was sitting so long in the to be untangled corner as I dyed 4 smalls balls together and it took me ages to untangle it.
Finally I had a motivation to untangle it.This is my favourite shawl, it is quite big and I had to frogg a few rows of the chart 1 twice, as it was a big as tent.
It is so feather light and just beautiful!
Amazing what 2 needles and some yarn can create.....
Friday, September 17, 2010
I asked for her favourite colours and I thought they might look interesting in a gradient. They are sage, brown and magenta.
I really hope she like it as the magenta is not a pinkish as I wanted it to be....
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
It is one of my colourways on a Silky Ombre Gradient on 5 Ply Ultiimo in the coral pink purple colourway! That's why I love dyeing these gradients.. they just make such stunning shawls /garments and knitting is never boring...;)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
An interesting comparison between dyes,
1/2of the left rainbow gradient from peachy orange to the blue part was dyed with different dyes and the rainbow looks somehow brighter than the right rainbow gradient...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This is pure heaven!!
New at Wooltopia. I was dying to get my hands on some great and thanks to my dear friend I was able to finally to get some! I dyed these ones for a little stocking on Saturday June 5 6pm (EAST)
Opps the no name yet was named "So fudgey"
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
It couldn't be any better !! :)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I tried another dyeing technique and went through all the colous and had so much fun.
It is screaming to be another shawl , I can't part with it and I need to see how the transition to the other colours look with the new dyeing technique.
I just need to find the perfect pattern for it!!
I'll dye more for the store soon I promise !!
Monday, March 29, 2010
All of them are on yummy 4 or 5 Ply Silk/Merino blend.
Monday, March 15, 2010
, I love how it has turned out! I am busy dyeing up lots of these gradients for my store!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
I decided to get some professional photo equipment so I can take pictures with a white background to highlight the colours of my wool and I am pretty happy how well it works, makes me wan to keep this yarn as I just adore these colours.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I see a new lines of yarn coming up ...my colourways self striped!!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Decided to post more pics to my blog to share some yummyness.
My girly colourway for the Nov cotton club. Just listed at http://www.yarncollective.com/store.php?SS=29