One thing I’ve learned from my course is about the need for consistency. This is not something that comes naturally – but I’m going to try to update my blogs every week or so. I don’t imagine that is going to last all that long 🙂
To kick off the week I decided to explore the colour Yellow. This was prompted by the commission for a good sunny yellow and had me testing and sampling to come up with a perfect sunny yellow! More on that later.
I’m amazed at the time it takes to go from idea to listing … there’s a lot to consider and explore, and then sometimes it doesn’t quite meet my idea of something I want to list. Some things are just better viewed in person!
Having said that… I have two new yummy gradients that are dye to order and one that didn’t quite make the cut but I know will appeal to someone (you’ll have to head to my Etsy store to see that one :-).
Yesterday I took the plunge and set up shop at the Bay Quilters show in Beaumaris Library. I went with somewhat low expectations for the day – It was the day of one of the most major sporting events on the Victorian Calendar (Friday was even a holiday for it) – the Footy Final (AFL). And I wasn’t entirely convinced that quilters would buy yarn. But was I wrong! My Ginseng silk was nearly sold out – leaving low stock for day 2 – but I’m not complaining!
Later today I’ll be having a small update in my Etsy shop … I think of it as pre -Spring (although we’re already in the throes of the Season). Featuring some new colors in my new sock yarn as well as my luxury silks – Blackbirds in Flight (a deep rich aubergine), Honey Mustard (Mustardseed on the Sock) and The Mermaids Tale (a variegated yarn with blues and greens).
While I wait for a new shipment of yarn to arrive for my Spring collection I’ve been working on some ideas I’ve had on the back burner for a while… And the effects are somewhat interesting!
The two at the front are the same recipe and really show the difference a fibre can make to the Color – the right version is White Cloud (a gorgeously soft merino and silk yarn) and the blue/green one on the left is Rainflower lace – the colour effect on this yarn is stunning!.