Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Fern" dye batch

All laceweight yarns and threads - relatively speaking. The heaviest is the size 3/2 pearl cotton, which is about the same weight as a fingering yarn. The finest is the size 100 crochet cotton, closely followed by the 60/2 linen. I don't think linen is suitable for tatting (I'm open to listen to arguments to the contrary) but I know that people use it for bobbin lace, fine weaving, embroidery, etc., so I decided to add it to the batch.

The greens are mixed in all the hanks except for the wool/silk yarn. This is because they have been rewound from an original longer skein. Not really a "slow color change" batch, "Fern" is more of a "many color change" batch, due to the 6 different shades of green, plus the shadings in between. A bit more work than some of my other color combos, but I have have charged the same prices for these as my usual skeins.

8 comments:

Tattycat said...

The fern is beautiful and I know Clyde will be thrilled!

Clyde said...

Thanks a million for making this dye lot again. You are a life saver.

yarnplayer said...

Ok, Clyde, when you have made some more progress on the doily, we want to see!
Tattycat, thanks for cheering on.

TattingChic said...

Oh, Clyde will be so happy. That was so nice of you to dye that colorway for him, Yarnplayer.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That 'Fern" is absolutely stunning! I must have some for myself. I'm looking forward to seeing Clyde's finished doily, too.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, Tattingchic, I did the best I could to match the original colors.
Steph, I'm glad you like the "Fern" colorway, too. Thanks for visiting here.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I really never was much of a fan of greens... until HDT! This is beautiful!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Diane! I'm glad you're a fan of greens now.