Friday, January 18, 2008

The long and the short of it


Check out the top photo: This is a hand painted thread with really s-l-o-w color changes! Slow color change threads are more work to dye, so I will make them only as time and my whim allow. With color distances of up to 70 inches, a small project might show only one of the colors! So something to think about, and something else to play with. Shown in "Tourmaline" named for the gemstone with similar color variations.

The second photo shows "Tourmaline" in my usual skeins, with color changes about every 4 to 8 inches.

Progress on the book: I started on the largest and most challenging pattern that will appear in it. Decided I needed more thread, so I "bought" some from my own shop. Began tatting the design, thought of an improvement, so I need to start again.

Then I had to dye more thread!

7 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I think tourmaline is the perfect name for this thread... it's gorgeous!

Clyde said...

I am in love. I collect semi precious stones and crystals and I think the name is perfect. I believe this could be your best colour blend yet. Now to figure out how to afford some.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is beautiful! Yes, speaking from experience, books are a lot of work but very rewarding! Let me know if you need any test tatters.

Tattycat said...

This thread is perfect! I am in awe. I'm going to have to change my name to Bonnie and team up with Clyde! Rob a few banks, etc. and we can have all the thread we want! LOL

yarnplayer said...

Please don't rob any banks, LOL!
By the way, I will be needing test tatters, thanks for offering. Nothing ready quite yet.

Sharon said...

Now you know why designers regularly use white. It's easier to come by when you suddenly run out.

Shay said...

I've been scrolling through your past few posts; oh those colors are luscious! Like Italian ices.