It’s nice, but it’s kind of what I always end up making. Those secondary colors. Green, with purple and orange. And when I want to mix up a little – orange, with green & purple! And when I’m feeling wild – purple, with green & orange!!
Next time WILL be different!
And here are the batts being semi-blended. Thanx @sarajane0714 for the compliments on the green. It may be getting a little bit lost among the dominant amethyst & garnet. Of course it’s not coming out anything like I first pictured. And of course, I only had the 18 colors I made this year to choose from. That’s a severely limited palette. In one of Deb Menz’ color in spinning workshops, which are the inspiration for all that I do in this domain, she brought in 84 (!) different colors of Merino roving. We all marveled at the choices before us. And she said, “It won’t be enough.” We looked at her like we must have misheard. “It won’t be enough,” she repeated. “You’ll see.” Doggone it, she was right, it wasn’t enough. We all had to blend further to get exactly what we wanted. I’ve always had this little fantasy of someday having in my little “studio” 84 different colors of roving. The things I could do! After first blending some of them all into what I REALLY wanted, of course.
Look how the bottom four colors (see yesterday) blended together to make this awesome green. Now I’m rethinking that red a little bit.
Going with these colors for my next multi-colored yarn.
But who’s counting? 11 for the season but I guess I should start over and count it as 5 – 5 for the virtual fair this year, however the hell that’s gonna go.
There won’t be a real Fair this year, but there will be a virtual fair. I’ve just been pleasing myself so far this year with the dyeing, but tonight I took inventory in preparation of making a virtual display. Not shown are an orange topaz and a sapphire which are still drying.
Working on peridot today. It appears to be too dark and green. No matter… lots of white fiber exists in the world, I can improve.
Here we are so far, January (garnet), February (amethyst), March (emerald), May (aquamarine).
The garnet’s a bit too orange and the emerald a bit too blue, but I can do better next time.
This came out bluer than I wanted, so I overdyed with more green today. If someone had asked me, “Are you dyeing?” I would have said, “No! I’m OVER-DYEING!” GET IT?? A dyeing pun that for once is not about death!
This makes ten skeins in the current “season”, though I have only four in custody, having sent six out into the world.
Olive green on the right is the new addition.
But moving on to jewel tones… here’s my amethyst: