Here's the beautiful violet color I achieved last dye session. I carded the mohair with some Romney - isn't it delicious?
While I was sighing & longing over one of my British interior design books, I hit on the idea of trying to get that most serene of all colors, Duck Egg Blue, frequently featured in historic British homes.
The slightly greyed-out Coopworth I was working with helped me get REALLY close. On pure white roving I got aqua, a whole different mood. Duck Egg is a slightly "dirty" color and the packet labeled Robin's Egg Blue just didn't cut it on its own, so I added a teeny bit of plain yellow.
I need some more baskets, obviously!
A VERY FULL BASKET of
Random Roving Yarns!
New Year's Goal: a full stock of my own yarn in my shop (www.villagebooks.info) by the time I re-open in April. Stay tuned....