Spinning Dyed Fibers »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Cute, Whimsical
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make another "happy" yarn for my friend. But I'm very new to dyeing and I'm only using kool-aid which produces bright colors (until you learn some other techniques, which I haven't yet). After dyeing this, I thought the colors might be WAY too happy for her. So, remembering some advice from this video, I plied the colors against one another to see if that could tone down it down a little bit. It's still very happy. But, it's a more complex happy and a little subtler happy than it was, I think. I like it!
What are you most proud of?
Not being afraid to keep playing with these colors. I love bright colors anyway. But, I can even scare myself sometimes!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Watch the video (Felicia Lo's Spinning Dyed Fibers). It's great!