Wow… another week rolls around, and I had opportunity to play some more with Primo Lace, this time using the same dry-dye technique that I’ve been using on the Phydlbitz Sock. I especially tried to use dyes that are made of multiple dye molecules of different colors. A few in particular always give astounding multi-color results, like Gold Ochre, Olive, and Ecru, although I didn’t use Ecru this time.
Also, each of these Primo Lace were dyed with only TWO jars of dye for each pair, if I remember correctly, although a couple of them got a dip into a light base dye solution first for an undercoat (like 356-357 had a yellow dip dye before topping with a Sky Blue and a Kelly Green). And Gray appears on both 352-353 (with Pink) and 368-369 (with Burgundy), but the Gray behaves differently depending on what else is present . So if it seems like there are more than just two colors that is because of the magic that comes from dry-dyeing blended dye powders. And it really does seem like magic, because you can’t tell by looking at the dye powder all the individual molecules that exist — it’s only when you apply dry powder to wet yarn that each molecule expresses itself. That’s what makes each one really unique.
These were all dyed as Twinsets, and I have rotated one skein of each pair so you can see all the colors within each pair. Some people seem to like those little flashes of light where the dye didn’t reach, so I don’t mind letting you see them when they happen. It’s a result of the inexact science of how I’m dyeing, and my failure to adequately force blending to each bit of yarn — the blending happens after I have sealed the pouches and manipulated it from the ‘outside’, so I can’t see all of it once it is sealed.. I really am trying to improve on this, but I know someone will love even my imperfections.
All of these are on Primo Lace, 80/20 Merino/Silk, 1000 yards, $32.00 each. These will be ready to ship on Monday after they are fully dyed and reskeined.
To claim the one(s) you want, just send me an email, and let me know which ones you want.
ALREADY CLAIMED: 352, 353, 362, 363, 368, 369