In December, before I left for our holidays in Kentucky, I started experimenting with some new colourways. One of the things that constantly– and pleasantly– surprises me is how I can keep discovering new ways to put colour onto yarn even though I’ve been doing this for seven years. It’s almost like magic, how I’ll be working along for months as usual, and then suddenly, without any warning, I take a massive leap forward in this craft.
This is a good thing, because I’m realizing that I really need to dye new colourways on a constant basis to keep my interest– the creative side of this business is what drives me, not the production side.
So I’d like to introduce a new series of colourways, only available on yarn, that I’m calling the GLOW series. I’ve tried to do it before, but I’ve finally really succeeded in coming up with a way to repeat colourways that have the same depth and complex colouring of the Luminosity Project yarns. They are actually quite similar– the GLOW series colours take just as long to dye as the Luminosity yarns, and use similar techniques– but I’ve managed to figure out how to create a recipe that I could follow again and again to achieve the same colour.
I’m really happy with the results. I keep looking at the skeins and thinking, really? I dyed those? The colours pictured above are just a sampling– I’ve come up with and still am coming up with lots of other colours.
On Wednesday, March 26th, at 10:30 a.m. PST, I will be updating the shop with yarns dyed in these new, repeatable colourways. Due to the time-consuming nature of the dye process– I’m not kidding when I say it takes at least four times, if not more, as long to dye as the other colourways I do— they do have a higher price point. It’s worth it though, believe me!
I’ll have yarn in High Twist sock, American Twist worsted, and American Twist sport. See you (virtually) there!