Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Silk Yarn

50 skeins of silk dyed today
The dyeing went quite well. I got four dyepots done (two colours per skein) and some of the colours are unusual but attractive, I think.
The red/green at the bottom will look terrific with a dark teal weft - it will be hard to put these skeins up for sale!
The blue/purple above the red/green also looks great in real life. The light purple is not solid but shades from a pale almost pink to a lavender.
I'm really happy with the turquoise/blue. The red/blue isn't my personal taste, but looks pretty good for 'spring' type people. The red in these skeins is more of a coral colour.
These are 50 gram skeins. In future if I import more yarn I'll get it done in 100 gram skeins, so I'll sell this yarn two skeins at a time. That should give enough for a scarf warp at 30 epi.
It should show up on my Art Fire store in a few days as it will take a couple days to dry.

Currently reading The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri


Delighted Hands said...

Oooooo, I can see the sheen from here! Beautiful!

barbara said...

Yum, Yum, Yum ......... your dyed yarns are beautiful - if only I did not have so much "stash" that I need to be working through. One of these days I will entertain the thought of a little treat of your dyed yarns. Beautiful colors!!!!
Weaverly yours ..... Barbara

Sharon Schulze said...

Sometimes a little touch of something new and fancy can be a great motivator for using up more 'mainstream" yarn. That's when I get bogged down... I have a stash of good, utilitarian, dependable, reliable stuff and I think "what can I do with this that's interesting?" And a little investment in something special/cool makes it all so much easier.

But now I'm working on the solid, reliable stuff in towels for my goddaughter who just started college. The color is not something I'm drawn to (a very pale mint green) but when I showed her the color cards she kept returning to that, like she was discovering it new each time. So I'm weaving solid colored lace pale mint green towels. Because she will love them, and I love her.

AlisonH said...

Look at that silk--GORGEOUS!!!

Brenda said...

OK, NOW I'm jealous. I'm a silk junkie (hard confession from a former sheep breeder). Still have a few rovings that I dyed last spring, haven't spun because I just love stroking them.

And thanks again for the weaving. Hope you liked the book.

Laura said...

Got photos of the skeins yesterday and hope to get them posted to my Art Fire store today. Selecting a few skeins for *moi* first! :D

Brenda - I haven't had a chance to read the book yet - things have been hectic here this summer. But I start traveling again in September so a pile of books is being built to be read while travelling. ;)