Thursday, November 09, 2006

Some New Things

I have had a longing for color since my recent dyeing workshop with Nancy from Woven Art in Lansing. Working with my own yarns, here is what I came up with this past week. I call this yarn "Bittersweet and Goldenrod" (not for sale):

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And this delicious Corriedale lamb and English Angora bunny blend yarn, grey, overdyed in our Serenity Farms colors (teals, blues, turquoise). I thought laying the yarn out on the frosty Lambs Ears in my garden, with the sun just peeking up, was pretty. This yarn has already sold. I will try to make more soon:

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Not just yarn but roving, freshly returned from Spinderella's, my friends in Utah who do such an amazing job in processing, especially these smaller finer blends for me. Corriedale, Alpaca, Mohair and Silk combine to create SILVER SAGE MOON (below) This is so incredibly ethereal, a photo does not do it justice. I can't stop looking at this one, it just shimmers!

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HONEY SPUN GINGER (below) is a blend of Shetland lamb and dyed silks. This was a very, very pale fawn fleece - almost cream colored. The silk is sunny yellow, seashell pink and palest peach. You can't see the highlights of color from the silk very well in this photo, but it is there - it shines and glows as it flows through your fingers to the spinning wheel:

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Not shown here is the intensely deep and mysterious black...black Corriedale, black Alpaca and dyed silk, haven't even decided on a name for that one yet! Hmmmm....how about MIDNIGHT TAPESTRY? The colors of the silk is very rich, velvety tones that add so much depth to the roving. And it just doesn't photograph at all well, but I will keep trying. It is raining and gloomy here today, I might be able to get a decent picture.

You can see more of these fibers at our web site Serenity Farms, where they are offered for sale in very limited quantities.

4 comments:

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Cary, the yarns and rovings are so lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us. I want to pet them. : )

Carissa said...

I always love seeing what you come up with. You have such a good eye for color. I like your goldenrod yarn I hope that you enjoy knitting with it!

Pamela said...

I love your yarns, especially the bittersweet goldenrod - perfect for November.

Laura said...

Your yarn colors are so vivid and lovely! I really like the name of your blog too.