Saturday, 5 January 2013

Back to the dye pot!

In the run-up to Christmas every spare moment was filled with craft fairs and preparation for them. My trusty dye pot sat forlornly on the shelf, and I was itching to get back to it!

Now that we're firmly in 2013, I have time to replenish my hand-dyed Perran Yarn stocks. Only a small amount of time, but regular. Here's the first lot for this year.

I've gone for more of the deliciously soft chunky baby alpaca. It soaks up the colour beautifully, so what better shade to go for than Teal Temptation!

The only downside that I've found is that this is an incredibly difficult shade to photograph accurately! 

I've learned quite a lot about GIMP from the last few hours spent playing around with hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast settings.

This yarn also looks fabulous when knitted or crocheted; for example just 1 skein of it makes my Tassel Stitch Button Cowl pattern

If you prefer something different but not sure what, take a look at the many options here on Ravelry!


Joy said...

Oh I love this colour Steph. I must pay you a visit very soon. your yarns are just lovely.

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

This is gorgeous! I find that wool is really tricky to photograph - I always struggle with reds and oranges. I'm off to browse in your shop for textile treats! Liz x

Isobel Morrell said...

My word, good representation of the colour or not, it's still beautiful! Will visit your shop to see what else is there, if only to let my wool mad daughter know about you!

Found you on the Etsy Seller Success site and will be following your blog too. Inviting you around to have a look at mine sometime!