I’ve begun the process of making my next #handdyedyarn color palette called “Transitions”
I began by designing the color palette.
– I started with a bluish red paired with a dark blue.
– I added a warm Peach Blush which combines the bluish red with yellow and brown to add a light color that pairs with both warm and cool colors.
– Next is a bluish green which pairs well with the red without looking like a holiday card!
– Neutrals for the palette are silver gray and black
After designing I looked through my recipe books for colors that are close. Yesterday I began mixing dye colors trying to get the exact tones I’m looking for.
I’m using Dharmaset acid dyes which are primary so I can make a lot of colors while maintaining a smaller inventory. The downside is lots of mixing and sampling, but I have my primary dye stock done now so it’ll go a lot faster through the rest of the process.
Next steps: dye samples, finalize palette, then begin dyeing large batches. Rinse, condition, dry, skein, photos, packaging, listing, then begins the fun of making stuff with it!
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