Friday, May 31, 2013

Dye Day - Unique Tapestry Yarn

Some additions to my stash
I finished my kaibab squirrel tapestry and it's having it's final rest out in the sun under some books.     A photo soon.

Since I was outside I took a photo of the silk yarn I dyed at our guild's dye day.  The dye day was designed to be a day to dye silk scarves which I blogged about earlier.   Of course, one can really do whatever one wants.

I always take a few skeins of silk yarn to these affairs - not to acheive some specific color but to capture some colors that others have mixed up.  These colors are not reproducable but they tend to be great colors which I would never in a million years come up with.

The two greens were made by pouring all the leftover greens into one jar when cleaning up.   One skein was dyed loose while the other was dyed braided to give it a mottled effect.

The two purples and the light olive green looking yarn were all from one mixed color just at different saturation levels.   The yellow green one was handpainted with the gradation from golden yellow to black which I was playing around with. I can't remember where I got that teal from...

These yarns will be a nice addition to my stash.

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