Friday, November 30, 2007

More fun with dyeing and the Christmas season

I dyed another small batch of thread. I don't know why but I was in a really orangey mood and came up with a nice Mandarin Orange and a Grapefruit blend.

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This is the Grapefruit blend.

I decided to re-work one of my tatting motifs using the hand dyed size 80 mandarin thread and some red thread from coats & clark that ended up bleeding when I blocked it.
But anyway here is the motif and following is a computerized rendition of what it would look like repeated. I really like it, but I think I'll use different colors before I undertake such a monumental task.
This pattern is available in my shop.

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It's bright huh?

I've been trying to get myself in the holiday mood. I haven't been feeling well and I think the Autumn season just went by way too fast, but anyhow I put up my Christmas tree last night and I think I might jump on the bandwagon and start tatting some snowflakes.
Here is a hand dyed Christmas blend called "Jolly Christmas"; another attempt to help myself get into the spirit of things.
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I am going to be a little late in getting the December "Shuttle of the Month" out but when it is finished it is guaranteed to be really unique.

Also, here is a little side note about my new thread dyeing endeavour. Yarnplayer is my friend and I am certainly not trying to compete with her. I cleared this venture with her awhile back before I even started blogging about it. Her threads are fantastic and I support her %100.
I am dyeing thread for my own personal interests. I dye enough for me, some to give away and one or two of each color to sell in my shop to help pay for materials...and that is that!

4 comments:

Tattycat said...

Your threads are very pretty. Another talent has emerged! I like the motif - bright? yes! Way to go getting into the Christmas spirit. Keep us posted!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Sherry, I suddenly have a taste for grapefruit! Your threads look yummy!

Marty said...

Very pretty thread! I think the motif would look great repeated in those bright colors. :)

yarnplayer said...

Here I was thinking that you must tat at "warp speed" until I re-read your post and realized that the doily was a computerized rendition! (Smile) Love the colors; I like how one is red on the outside, and the other is red on the inside.

Thank you for saying such nice things about me!