Feeling a little nostalgic this morning, looking back at where I started dyeing, back in New Orleans in the spring of 2006, still reeling from Katrina and wondering if I had what it takes to be a full-time yarn dyer. Heck, I’m still not sure I can pull it off, but I jumped in feet first and I’m still here. The industry has changed, and I have tried to change with it.
I won’t comment much on these images, but they are taken from my personal website, so they were before knitivity.com was started. I can tell from most of the pictures they were taken at the house I lived in on Constantinople St. in New Orleans. I was still experimenting with Kool-Aid dyeing, along with other types of dyes.
These first images were yarns I dyed with onion skins and black walnut husks, in a stitch pattern I called “Peppercorns” because of how the little dark blips stood out.
And here are some random examples of the early dyes….
Hey, y’member the dyeing video I made a few days ago? You can scroll down a few posts and watch it here OR you can click through and watch it on YouTube (be sure to click Like and Subscribe while …Continue reading →
Okay, after 12+ years of dyeing yarns, I’m finally posting an actual video of me dyeing yarn! It only includes 3 Twinsets, so I still have 9 more to do for this weekend’s batch. I may finish tonight or in the morning.
Feel free to comment, critique, opine, whatever. And, of course, ask any questions you may have. I never guarantee an answer, since I don’t know everything and sometimes “I don’t know” is the most honest answer I can give. But I’ll try. 🙂
I’m planning my Phydlbitz dyeing for this weekend, and considering including some of the Patina and Mother-of-Pearl. These are very similar colorways, done in the same wet-wet-very-wet technique. 🙂 If you think you will want some of these, please …Continue reading →
So, before December I put in a big order for new yarns, some of which were a small collection of super-long hanks. I thought these would be AWESOME for making self-striping yarns or something. And, of course, they technically are good for …Continue reading →