DYE SAMPLES ARRANGED
' There is a tendency for all of us to use dye colours straight from the pot, without mixing and creating new shades, unless of course there are small quantities of liquor left at the end of a project. It is time consuming and expensive to make your own shade cards. This year I am working with two Weavers, Spinners and Dyers guilds to produce, hopefully, the shades that can be produced with all 16 of the Texere Acid Dye range. Hundreds of skeins and many cards to file the colours have had to be made and distributed, but later this month the project will be close to completion. Fingers Crossed!!! Above are photos of the first batch of samples, waiting to be threaded on to the file cards. Don't they look great! It seems a shame to split them up.'
New members have joined the group and they want to learn how to create their own self striping yarns, mainly for socks and small items to be knitted or crocheted. So, the samples have been retrieved out of the cupboard and arranged in a ring binder. It will be good to see the results of the workshop.