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!


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!