Strictly speaking, this isn’t about clothes, but it is about dyeing, which I’ve already been writing about here (and which applies to some of my changing-clothes posts). It’s also related to my current book proposal project, focusing primarily on the palette-dye recipe-dyeing yarn process— I’d love to have your feedback!
After I started hand-dyeing my own line of yarns in January (you can read about this here), I decided it was the perfect time to start creating skeins inspired by the birthstone of each month. Here are my birthstone skeins so far. (Click on any photo to go to that yarn in my Etsy shop.)
Garnet, January’s birthstone, followed by Amethyst (February) and Aquamarine (March):
My Garnet hand-painted colorway, shown here in Aussi (100% Australian merino wool).
Garnet in Buttery Thick (100% alpaca).
Garnet in Ticklish (100% nylon novelty flag yarn).
Amethyst in Softy (80% merino wool/20% cashmere).
Amethyst in Ticklish (100% nylon).
Aquamarine in Ticklish (100% nylon).
Aquamarine in Airy (100% alpaca).
Aside: Each of these sets of skeins was hand-painted with the exact same dyes; can you see how each of the different fibers absorbs the dyes differently? This is just one of the many…
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