Monday, November 29, 2010
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 ....