Dyepot Stories: My Newest Crush

 errrr … fiber.  That’s all I can really say.  I know I should be dyeing yarn more than I have been but man, fiber is a new awesome medium and I’ve been having a blast.   I have been dyeing yarn too; right now I’m working on a custom dye color for a client.    But fiber …  LOLOL!  I want to think that this spinning obsession love I have is driving even my dyeing escapades.  If you’ve been on IG, you would have seen these before, but I’m putting them on the blog for posterity.

First Dive  BFL

This first braid is 100% bfl (bluefaced leicester).  I called this one “Mud Pie”.  It’s amazing the end result when I look at the colors I started with.  This is non repeatable because basically I just went to town with the colors.  LOLOL!  I can’t wait to spin this up in the Fall.

This one is a 100% Falkland (the breed that doesn’t exist as a sheep breed, but that’s another story) braid.  I call this “Elisa The Beach Bum”.  It was inspired by a beach photo posted on IG by my friend Elisa Dallomo.

This is “Crown Jewels”.  Another Falkland braid I did for my friend Kathy who’s been amazing with her encouragement for my spinning adventures.

Disco Was Murdered Falkland

And this neon psychedelic was inspired by two of my favourite T.V. guys — Shawn & Gus — from T.V. series Psych.  This one is named “Disco Was Murdered”.
Not to worry … some yarn got dyed solid,  the dark garnet was over from a natural dye experiment that faded fast and the hand painted one was just fun trying out a new hand painting technique.

Yarn Dyeing July 2015

So it’s not that I’ve been a slacker with the pots … just in posting here.  😉


13 thoughts on “Dyepot Stories: My Newest Crush

  1. Preeti September 1, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Amazing job and I love all the names!! You’re so talented!!

  2. Andi August 20, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Your talent is endless, my friend! Every color is so amazing…but you know, “Disco was murdered” is my fav!!!

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      “you know that’s right.” 😀

      Thank you so much friend! ❤

  3. rae August 19, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Looks like you’re having so much fun! I love them all 🙂

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      I really have been … no lie! 🙂

  4. IamDWJ August 18, 2015 / 8:18 am

    The Beach Bum is my color palette, soooo good. You make me want to dye yarn again but that would take away too much time from all my sweater knitting 😐

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      And we can’t have you abandoning sweater making. No ma’am! 😀

  5. Alina August 18, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Looks like a candy store!

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      My fiber basket certainly is sweet so I’ll agree! 😀

  6. Tracey August 18, 2015 / 7:24 am

    I want to come to your home to play! Wow Nicky, those are some gorgeous fibers, really.

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      You should! Next time I’m in SC visiting my cousin, we’ll have a play date or two! ❤

  7. Syd August 18, 2015 / 1:01 am

    Ooo I really like Elisa the Beach Bum! Is this also happening on the fire escape? Just imagining walking down the block and seeing that makes me smile a little (a lot lol)

    • Nicky August 20, 2015 / 10:18 pm

      LOLOLOLOL! It certainly does! Dyeing, then gardening is how the shenanigans started. My neighbors are used to me and my brand of crazy! 😀

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