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  • #519

    Debby
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    So, are you a purist who keeps your projects strictly naturally coloured or do you mix your naturals with all manner of colours?

    #525

    BCSBA-Lorry
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    Use white to make a contrats!
    And if you have been to any of the Show we attend then you will have seen THE FARM!
    Our experiment in using a SINGLE dye pot to make full range of greens simply from using differing coloured hanks of spun yarn from Lesley Wickham’s flock!
    ALSO
    BUT within each hank, the subtle tones (dark fibres) and tints (paler fibres) meant the colour is not flat and bland … BUT is Alive – something I learnt from the Chief in charge spinning at Cold Harbour Mill, South Devon some 30 years ago. The yellow yarn I was purchasing, at the time was plied from different coloured singles – lemon/sunny yellow and even an orangey yellow! The effect was attractive and eye catching!

    #526

    BCSBA-Lorry
    Moderator

    Use white to make a contrats!
    And if you have been to any of the Show we attend then you will have seen THE FARM!
    Our experiment in using a SINGLE dye pot to make full range of greens simply from using differing coloured hanks of spun yarn from Lesley Wickham’s flock!
    ALSO
    BUT within each hank, the subtle tones (dark fibres) and tints (paler fibres) meant the colour is not flat and bland … BUT is Alive – something I learnt from the Chief in charge spinning at Cold Harbour Mill, South Devon some 30 years ago. The yellow yarn I was purchasing, at the time was plied from different coloured singles – lemon/sunny yellow and even an orangey yellow! The effect was attractive and eye catching!

    #532

    JaneDobson
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    I love to mix all manner of colours (and different fibres) together.
    I mix depending on my mood but generally orange is in there somewhere 🙂

    #537

    BCSBA-Lorry
    Moderator

    What items are you making from you mix of colours, Jane? …. when you get the chance of time ….. sorry I posted my last message twice !

    #541

    JaneDobson
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    I tend to make little things. Easy wins. Because I’m so busy I can end up with MANY half finished projects if I’m not careful. Last one I made was a water bottle cover. Mixed dyed fibres of merino, corridale, silk and gord-knows-what else. All fibres are in tones of oranges/yellows and reds. Pistachio green silk running through. No pics yet. Got a new camera before xmas and still trying to get to grips with it.
    PS..im a big fan of felting too so do lots of knitting and felting of projects

    #556

    Debby
    Keymaster

    Wow! Jane, that all sounds wonderful. We need pictures on the website of people’ work, don’t you think?

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