I've recently been playing around with a couple of new colorways for the October update (as well as a couple of new fibers). One of my experiments resulted in this lovely Southdown - I think this will spin up into a really gorgeous, tinted yarn. I'm hoping the purples and blues and greys will blend together well with the undyed sections of fiber.
So I figured I had a winner, and set off to replicate the colorway on some Cheviot. I've been working really hard to keep good notes on all my colorways so they can be reproduced - this is one of my key selling points for custom dye orders - so I checked my notes and off I went. Sadly, the vagaries of chemistry conspired against me.
This week has been all about finishing up the dyeing for the next update, and packing up a bunch of samples for the next round of sample boxes from The Fibreholics UK. For those of you not familiar with them, Fibreholics UK is a sampler box scheme (similar to the Phat Fiber boxes in the US) that gives customers the opportunity to try small samples of yarn or fiber from UK independent dyers.
The first set of samples I'm providing should look pretty familiar.
So, in the last month....I've moved house, unpacked and reorganized, gone to the Olympics, sorted out my dyespace, played with some new colors, gone to the Paralympics, and gotten the kids ready to go back to school. Next Wednesday is D-Day, after which I will have much more time to devote to playing with fiber. But I wanted to give you a little teaser...
Usually I end up with some leftovers after fiber has been weighed and bagged and tagged. These are perfect for spinning up as sample skeins, or for playing around with different techniques. Last month, before crazy vacation and moving plans hit in full force, I did just that with a bunch of scraps of Oregon Green and YFP Dorset Horn (currently available in the shop here).