Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yarn

I have 2 new colors of hand dyed yarn in my Etsy shop. I used Kool-Aid again.... fun, fun, fun.


Wild Berry

Laguna

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dyeing Workshop

My addiction to  Kool-Aid dyeing found a new outlet. Just recently I taught a workshop about hand painting yarn with this colorful drink mix at  Yarns With A Twist




6 people soaking yarn + mixing flavors + experimenting with different shades + exchanging colors with each other  =  fun, fun , fun.






These are the finished products of my students:


From top left dyed by: Margaret, Carol, Kim, Sam, Carol H., Linda


I hear rumors about the local grocery shops selling out of Kool-Aid......

Friday, June 17, 2011

Playing with Kool-Aid

Preparing a workshop on Kool-Aid dyeing I got to play with color again. This time I used hand painting as my dye method.
Here is the result:



As a base yarn I used Soxx Appeal from Knit One Crochet Too. I still have a hard time to believe that people drink Kool-Aid, but I have to admit that Black Cherry smelled tempting.......

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Morning Hike

Sunday morning hikes are my favorite. Everything seems so quite and peaceful. This time I even had my camera with me to capture part of the gorgeous nature:


Lady Slipper, a wild orchid


Fowler's Toad



Barn Swallow

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Volan - My New Design

 Whether dressing up your jeans jacket or adding flair to dressier attire, Volan offers endless possibilities for fashionably warding off the chill of cool evenings or air conditioning. This versatile piece is something between a scarf, shawl and wrap with a crescent shape that allows for many styling options.
Volan has double shaped ruffles on both edges and a two colored garter stitch body. Innovative construction techniques eliminate the need for short rows and picking up stitches.



For the shawl in these pictures I used two different colors of Kauni Effekgarn (EQ, EF). You also could use either two solid colors, a color changing yarn and a solid, a semisolid and a variegated……





For this piece I used Tactile Fiber Arts Studio's superwash Merino - Bamboo, fingering weight sock yarn a super-soft gorgeous yarn.