Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New yarn, new pics

It hasn't taken me long to fall in love with the yarn dyeing thing. I was never any good at painting on canvas, so I'm now going to consider myself a painter of the yarns!

A couple of days ago, I was playing with one of the hanks from a recycled sweater and after looking at how the plies were separating, decided to re-ply it on my drop spindle. It came up with a nice rounded yarn that went into a dye bath a few minutes later! The beauty of this particular recycled yarn is that it has wool, angora and cashmere in it. There's a little rayon as well to give it strength most likely, but it's a wonderfully soft blend that has a slight rabbity (yes, not a word I know) halo. =)

This time I went with a grape and blueberry mix and it has to be said that I adore the end result. I'm calling this Foggy Morning. I'm excited enough that I put it up in my Etsy shop.

I tried something a little different with my photographs for this one, not going with a plain white background but a more subtle grey that I think matches the tone of the yarn really well. Would love to know what you think.


HollyLynne said...

i saw it this morning and immediatley thought "love the grey background". i know the white can get you picked for front page thumbnail fun, but i'm not a huge fan of white backgrounds in general. like the grey! alot!

organicstills said...

Yay! I like it too. =) I feel like it's more soothing.