|When creating yarn I play. I start with something that has fun |
colour combinations, like these kernels of Wade's Giant Indian Corn.
[Seeds from Baker Creek, my plants got gnawed down by squirrels
though so I'll have no ears this year.]
|Lined up 4 oz of the fluff in the steaming pan to look like corn on the cob.|
Applying the dyes from the top, there will be areas, on the bottom, that
only get enough dye penetration to turn pastel or may even remain white.
|Hand application of various dye batches mixed up from Greener Shades Dyes.|
proportionally it looks like I could have used more of the yellow, but ...enh.
|Wet wool hanging on the back porch to dry, as the fiber dries the colours will lighten a little |
but once I could see how they played against the white
I was finding the colours very bright. and it occurred to me that maybe
that second bump (hanging in the background) dyed in
muted purpley, bluey, greeny, greys might make a good ply for it.
|Separated into slivers, dry and ready for spinning. |
I am loving the colours more now. Look how they play!
|I decided to spin it up a little heavier than my usual weight for the first single.|
|And then, spin the second single for plying in really thin, cobweb lace weight.|
|Plying the two together should create a slightly bumpy "Thread plied" looking yarn.|
|Like this! Yes! That's how it looked in my head!|
|The play of the bright colours, softened by the grey tones, |
but still with a lot of movement and colours playing off each other.
|Just like an ear of Indian Corn, but yarn!|