Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My New Colorways!

The other day, I posted about my day of dyeing roving.  It's finally dry now and I'm happy to show you the results!

The first is a combination of 40% Superwash Merino, 40% Merino, and 20% Silk dyed with Wilton's food coloring in Burgundy, Orange, and Buttercup yellow.  I call this colorway "Plumeria Flowers".  It will become handspun yarn.  It was originally based on colors I saw while caving, but you never quite know what the roving will look like once dry.  I think it looks much more like Plumeria than the colors I found caving.  

The next colorway is "Mediterranean Splendor."  It reminds me so much of the beaches my husband and I visited while living in France along the Mediterranean.  40% Superwash Merino, 40% Merino, and 20% Silk.  This is destined to become hand spun yarn.  

This lovely roving is available for sale in my Etsy store, The Purled Ewe.  CLICK HERE to go straight to the listing.  100% Merino Wool Top Roving, Hand Painted, 4oz, dyed with Wilton's food coloring.  I call this "Painted Reflections" as it was based off a picture I found online of a beautiful, Fall scene reflected in water (see my previous blog post for the picture it is based off of).  

Here you have Organic Polwarth Top Roving, 4oz, "Breakaway" colorway.  Hand painted with Wilton's.  I named this after the way the colors "broke" while it cooked.  Juniper Green and Delphinium blue broke into a variety of colors.  The Buttercup Yellow color remained intact.  Super soft and yummy!  It is available in my shop HERE.

This was the result of my solar dyeing experiment using Greener Shades Dyes.  100% Falkland wool.  I call these "Provencal Tiles" and "Provencal Tiles 2".  The colors remind me of the tiles we had in our apartment in France.  Two braids are for sale in my shop. The only difference between the two is that "Provencal Tiles" has slightly more purple than "Provencal Tiles 2".  

"Provencal Tiles"
"Provencal Tiles 2" 
This last lovely is the other half of my "Breakaway" colorway in Organic Polwarth.  This will become handspun yarn.  

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth McDonoughJuly 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    What a feast of color for the eyes! Can't wait to see what some of these look like after spinning.