Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The elements

Originally uploaded by funknitter

I had another colourway in mind, but my dyes had something else in mind and created an earthy rainbow. gradients develop their own dynamics and that is the fun of creating them.. sometimes you never know what you come up this a new colourway was born :

Elements Fire Water Sky and Earth...;)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dramatic Lavenderfields!!!

I have a few customers who want a Lavenderfield Ombre Gradient and I decided to finish them with a darker purple to make them more dramatic! Here is the first one of them might dye another 5 Ply on Silk/Merino/Bamboo when I dye the next one...;)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Byzantine - Noro Style

I love these Noro scarfs but unfortunately Noro yarn is too scratchy for my liking...a good alternative is my gradient in 4 Ply Silk/Merino which is soooo incredibly soft and alternating it with undyed yarn for a mosaic pattern like the Byzantine

Friday, October 22, 2010

Summertime = Cotton time!!

Summer is approaching fast and I have lots of cotton customs on the list.
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

New kids on the blog(ck)! ;)

Originally uploaded by funknitter
My fingers were itching to try some new colour combos at the beginning of the week!
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 was just screaming at me.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ohh so shiney!!

Originally uploaded by funknitter
Two Blackberry gradients which just show the beauty of thlis silk/merino. Nornally I don't like bling stuff but knitted up into a shawl it is just indulgency and pure luxury!! I just love this yarn!!