I recently was offered the wonderful opportunity for a custom yarn-dye order. It was very special as the yarn wanted was pure cashmere laceweight to match a dress fabric sample for a wedding shawl.
I've never tried to dye a yarn to match anything specific before, but there was plenty of time so I was more than happy to accept the challenge!
We settled on two laceweight yarns - a pure cashmere and a cashmere-silk blend. They both have their own special qualities - the pure cashmere is sumptuously soft, whereas the cashmere-silk almost glows with a gorgeous sheen.
I settled on three different combinations of two dye colours (teal and turquoise) in the dye bottles and, with a little trepidation, set to work!
I'm so pleased to say that the yarns turned out beautifully. They were both slightly variegated, as intended, and both yarns took up the colours amazingly. The colourway named itself - "Teal Dreams".
The result - one happy customer and one happy yarn-dyer with a little more experience gained!
I'm looking forward to more of these opportunities, so if you'd like some custom-dyed yarn for a specific occasion just let me know!