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Wednesday, November 17, 2004


NOW that the Tweedy Bird Cardi AND the Twoncho are finished, I can branch out over some new Horizons. Over the weekend, I fired up the DYEpot once again and put forth more skeins from my rescued eBay yarn.

I was going for the shade found in my favorite T-shirt and a shade of blackberry from my favorite commercial sweater. The burgundy is spot-on; the blackberry is a little light, but overall, it’s a done tonal match…

It’s amazing to me, with my photographic background how different color is when you mix pigments. My experience is in mixing light. I can walk into almost any space and tell you its color temperature.

I can’t tell you shade percentages.

Additive versus subtractive color spaces are two different beasts. I’m an Additive Amazon but a Sophmoric Subtractive.

Even after two workshops, I’m still crawling around sucking my thumb on this one – slowly, I’ve been able to garner some webbage info, but this has to be a hands on thing. You can only go so far without gettin’ DIRTY…

6 responses to “Wednesday, November 17, 2004”

  1. Stella says:

    Hi Bonne, you may want to take a look at “Dyeing to Quilt” by Mori & Myerberg. It’s for dyeing fabric, not yarn, but it will teach you all about color theory, how to mix shades, and it has projects about dyeing entire color wheels and runs of shades from light to dark in one color.
    Thanks again for the cool Ribby pattern – my yarn came!
    Don’t get too cold in Chicago,

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks, Stella, for the GREAT suggestion…

    Amazon, here I come…

    Guess what this yarn is going to become? OK – my 5th Ribby…

  3. claudia says:

    Nice. Very nice. Dye on!

    Interesting that you are learning to dye as I am learning digital photography. Light! Color! Its heady stuff.

  4. Laurie says:

    I am positively Shrek green with jealously over your berry colored yarn. I love berry colored yarn. I love berry colored everything.

  5. Melissa G says:

    If you’re crawling, I haven’t even figured out how to roll over. So far I’ve depended on my eye, but I should put some theory behind it. Thanks for the improved pic–lovely barn yarn. Did you overdye to improve saturation and rid yourself of kettle effect?

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    Nope – this is whole ‘nother batch. Enough to make a Ribby C… :)

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