Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fall 2006 Colorways

Here are the fall 2006 Colorways that will be available. Not that there won't be "experimental colorways" as there will be!!! There are a few others that come to mind. " Mediterranean Sea and Earth" are special colorways I dyed for Wendy and Marie and silly me forgot to take skein photos before I mailed them off to them. But we'll see them knit up soon!

With this mosaic building tool, I can't put the photo names under each photo although I can do that with Photoshop and I'll work on that. In the meantime, here are the names of the colorways going from left to right across and then to the next row. Hope it makes sense

You can watch a slideshow of the colors here on FLICKR and it will list all the names: Fall 2006 Colorways

1. Blue Moon
2. Rose Quartz
3. Manhattan
4. Blue Lagoon
5. Pine Forest
6. Desert Sage
7. Chai Latte
8. Caribbean Seas
9. Madison In the Fall
10. Peach Spice
11. Japanese Maple
12. Vanilla Skies
13. Mangoes and Raspberries
14. Organic Greens
15. Mulberry Tree
16. Pumpkin Spice
17. Raspberries Chocolate and Cream
18. Rum Raisin

Fall 2006 Colorways

Here is another interesting topic for discussion and that it is what truly are "handpainted yarns" There are lots of people out there calling their yarns handpainted when they really aren't. To me, anyhow, handpainted literally means what it says. Physically apply the dye solution to the skeins with a paint brush or a syringe or squirt bottle, each skein, one at a time, wrapped in plastic usually and heat set (at least for protein fibers). There are many other methods of making variegated yarns...Sprinkling dye powder on skeins in a pot, computer generated dyeing, but these are not handpainted yarns. Why am I bringing this up. I got a catalog in the mail today which shall remain nameless and they were saying their yarns are hand dyed and I just don't think they are. Maybe I am a skeptic but if they truly are dyed by hand, I don't see how they can afford to sell them so low. True handpainting is very labor intensive......

Anyhow, I hope you like the colors! If anyone would like information on dyeing, I am glad to share it. After all this is a craft and crafters should help each other in my opinion....Plus there are no real secrets.


At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. Beautiful doesn't even get close to describing those colors, and I'm assuming these are cashmere? Double oh my God.

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

beautiful colours:)
amber in scotland

At 9:47 AM, Blogger YarnB said...

Hi, No, these aren't cashmere, sorry! Most of these yarns are either merino with tencel or superwash sock yarn..or regular merino. Thanks for the comments!

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Metz said...


I'm probably going to use your yarn for the yarn porn section of the podcast this week, I think. The new colorways are just stunning.

And I think I saw that catalog, too. Unless they've got an army of handpainters, I doubt it highly. Though some of the attitudes of dyers out there is just as scary as the misrepresentation (Nobody with a blog, as far as I know -- but I found an ebay seller who had written her entire listing for ALL her yarns as a rant against "amateur" dyers. It was so snotty, I couldn't even consider buying anything. :P)

At 9:55 AM, Blogger YarnB said...

Miss V, I just wrote you a note on your blog. Very interesting what you wrote about the ebay seller. There are real attitudes around in the dye world. Way way too much ego and the claws are out on the part of some. It is kind of sad.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Wow- you really have a talent! I love the chai tea, of course :) Mskes me want to run out and get one right NOW!! Gorgeous!!

At 9:29 PM, Blogger YarnB said...

Violet, you are the one who mentioned that ebay seller on here. WOW, what a trip her page is.....Very sad!


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